Perhaps it’s my conservative upbringing. Perhaps it’s the twenty years I spent in military uniforms. Perhaps it’s common sense. Whatever the case may be, I am appalled and embarrassed after hearing the news stories regarding Senator Barbara Boxer yesterday. If anyone needs to resign, it’s people just like her; unfortunately, there’s plenty of her ilk filling seats in the halls of congress and senate. How sad! When anyone in the senate or congress, for that matter, think so highly of themselves as to interrupt a general while he’s answering questions is just too much.
Brigadier General Michael Walsh showed great restraint in dealing with Senator Boxer’s ridiculous remark regarding her hard-earned title. How petty! I’m not much on titles anyway, but this is overboard. True to form, though, as I watched Fox news last night, I saw a Democrat pollster defend the senator’s arrogance and trivial request. It seems senators on the left side of the aisle can do no wrong.
Though I can partially understand the need for military oversight, many in the senate and congress have no clue about what needs to be done regarding the defense of our nation. To treat our military personnel the way many of our civil servants do is beyond understanding. It’s as if the military is beneath their dignity; actually, it’s probably the other way around.
There have been countless blog posts about this issue already, but I wanted to add my take on the situation. It’s frustrating to hear about the arrogance of some of those civil servants who are supposed to serve the people, but are more interested in their own agendas. It seems many of them care about nothing more than hanging on to their power: forget the common citizen and forget giving up any perks they vote for themselves.
What do you think?