Friday, December 9, 2016

Elise Loves Her Some Generals

My congresswoman is all in favor of General Mattis getting approved. Damn the rules.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik was effusive in her praise of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense.

She called the general one of the finest officers of this generation.

“When you look at the threats we face, Mattis is uniquely qualified to lead in this time,” she said during an interview with the Watertown Daily Times. 

My comment at the posting.

I'm not that concerned about General Mattis. He seems relatively sane, having talked Mr. Trump down on "waterboarding will make America great again." Still, I believe the rule was likely put in place for a reason. I don't know what Rep. Throneberry has to do with it. The House doesn't vote on Cabinet members, I don't believe. I wish Mr. Block had asked our Congresswoman's opinion on Trump's National Conspiracy Adviser. No, not Alex Jones. He's unofficial. I'm sure if he'd asked she would've given an independent, mavericky answer and not run away. Maybe. Congresswoman Stefanik what do you think of this guy? Is he one of the finest officers of the generation, too? 

The retired three-star U.S. Army general and his 33-year-old son — who serves as his father’s chief of staff — have used their social media accounts to promote numerous baseless claims, including that members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign were implicated in a child prostitution ring. The Flynns’ involvement in spreading this toxic allegation seemed mainly to serve as a disheartening example of the public’s susceptibility to ma­nipu­la­tion in the digital age, until a gunman arrived in northwest Washington on Sunday carrying an assault weapon and, according to authorities, planning to investigate the fictitious crime. 

Next reporter that gets a chance, ask that one for me, would you?

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