Thursday, August 25, 2005

Some of Republicans' best friends are in the military

Terry Neal wrote an interesting piece for Monday's WaPo that I haven't seen quoted anywhere. In it, he looks at class as a predictor for both voting and enlisting. He also links to this great bit from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Staff Sgt. Jason Rivera, 26, a Marine recruiter in Pittsburgh, went to the home of a high school student who had expressed interest in joining the Marine Reserve to talk to his parents.

It was a large home in a well-to-do suburb north of the city. Two American flags adorned the yard. The prospect's mom greeted him wearing an American flag T-shirt.

"I want you to know we support you," she gushed.

Rivera soon reached the limits of her support.

"Military service isn't for our son. It isn't for our kind of people," she told him.
Operation Yellow Elephant loses another one.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also likely vote republican. It is ok for soldiers to die in the name of whatever but God forbid their son actually works with them.

5:32 AM  

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