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Just in case your head's been stuck in a pillow case, here's the lowdown on "Mean" Jean Schmidt, our nation's newest representative. After veteran Marine and war hero, John Murtha called for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq, she "delivered a message" from state rep and marine, Danny Bubp that "cowards cut and run, Marines never do."

She was roundly booed and had to apologize.

In her post entitled Jean Schmidt-stalwart champion of nine commandments, Gloria writes: "in addition to breaking a House Ethics rule that forbids naming and criticizing another representative, Schmidt apparently also bore false witness by claiming she was delivering a message when calling Murtha's courage into question last Friday."

Bubp, perhaps sensing political damage more than any moral crisis or imprecision of language said: "There was no discussion of him personally being a coward or about any person being a coward... My message to the folks in Washington, D.C., and to all the Congress people up there, is to stay the course. We cannot leave Iraq or cut and run..."

Fine. I get as much joy out of Schmidt being abandoned for her clumsy and offensive display as the next guy, but she wasn't entirely wrong in delivering that message.

Or, rather, Bubp may not want to be construed as accusing anyone of "personally being a coward or about any person being a coward," but he sure as hell was. Those who believe that withdrawing troops is cowardly and that Marines aren't cowards, better get a refresher on logic and a freaking bodyguard. From what I understand, Marines don't like to be called cowards by those who've never worn a uniform. (AllSpinZone)

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