JOHNSTOWN - U.S. Rep. John Murtha took a few minutes following a Wednesday press conference to take reporters sitting in three different counties on a live tour of his Washington, D.C., office through a video conferencing system.One wonders how they got a lens wide enough to contain Murtha's entire big phat backside. But I digress.
Spinning the camera from his office, Murtha centered the picture first on a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. “My favorite president,” he said.Murtha's favorite president? Perhaps Murtha was a bit dyslexic while reading his history books in grade school. Mr. Murtha--President Roosevelt charged up San Juan Hill; not down it.
From there it was on to a portrait of Marine Sgt. Michael Strank, a Johnstown man who was in the famous photograph of the Feb. 23, 1945, flag raising on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima.Again, does anyone else see a major disconnect here? Mr. Murtha, you are definitely getting senile. After heavy casualties, the Marines took Suribachi--they didn't redeploy to Newark!
Another stop on the tour featured a model of the USS Bonhomme Richard, a Navy aircraft carrier active in three U.S. conflicts, including World War II, Korea and Vietnam.Sorry, Jihad Jack. You're not fooling anyone here. Why don't you be honest with yourself and get some momentos fitting of your real mettle.
Like a flag of France, for instance.
Filed under Murtha Watch, The Fifth Column, FOT-WA