Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Go Get’em, Mom

My mom got the following e-mail from Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-OH), her member of Congress.

Dear Friend:

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, America has been engaged in the “global war on terrorism” in defense of our freedom and liberty. Many nations around the world wish us well, however, there are rogue groups that aim to disrupt our way of life. These groups will not be successful thanks to the brave men and women of our armed forces who unselfishly dedicate themselves to the defense of a grateful nation.

As we gather with family and friends and reflect on the past year, let us take a moment to remember our servicemen and women who cannot be with their families because they have answered the call to defend our nation on the “frontier of freedom.” As a veteran myself, I send my thoughts and prayers out to those families that are without a loved-one during this special time, especially to those families whose son or daughter has paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

I am honored to be your voice in the United States Congress and look forward to working with my colleagues in support of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. For further information on how you can lend support to our troops, please visit my website at http://www.house.gov/gillmor/troops.htm. May God bless you and your family and may God bless the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Paul Gillmor

Member of Congress

Well, if you want to know where I get my political leanings, read her reply:

We all want to support our troops. So why doesn’t our president expose himself to the caskets returning to Dover? Or console the families who’ve lost their children and husbands? Or use the example of the people of Spain in honoring their dead? And why doesn’t he and his administration do something about the terrorism that’s rearing its hideous head in Afghanistan after our hasty exit from the country? I suppose we’ll do the same in Iraq so Bush can declare victory in Irag before the 2004 election.

Shape up Paul, we don’t all buy your rosy picture.

I think my mom should start her own blog. Or run for Congress.