Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Rep. Jean Smearing Schmidt on House Floor
He who writes upon these walls,
rolls their Schmidt in little balls.
He who reads such words of wit,
eat those little balls of Schmidt
Schmidt, Batman !!
WASHINGTON - Three days after Rep. Jean Schmidt
was booed off the House floor for saying that "cowards cut and run, Marines
never do," the Ohioan she quoted disputed the comments.
Danny Bubp, a
freshman state representative who is a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, told
The Enquirer that he never mentioned Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., by name when
talking with Schmidt, and he would never call a fellow Marine a coward.
"The unfortunate thing about all of that is that her choice of words on
the floor of the House - I don't know, she's a freshman, she had one minute.
"Unfortunately, they came out wrong," said Bubp, R-West Union.
Lawmakers were in the midst of a passionate debate Friday over whether
to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, an issue pushed to a vote by Republicans
after public comments from Murtha.
Schmidt - decked out in a
red-white-and-blue suit that resembled the U.S. flag - went to the floor and
quoted from a telephone conversation with Bubp: "He asked me to send Congress a
message: Stay the course.
"He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a
message: That cowards cut and run, Marines never do."
The comment drew a
chorus of boos and shouting from Democrats.