For honor, country and Madden 2007

A friend in the military Sgt. Big Brother Collateral Damage  passed along this note which showed up in his .mil email account:

The National Guard Recruiting Assistance Program (G-RAP) wants to hear about your National Guard experiences! If you create an account with MySpace or use a pre-existing MySpace account and insert a blog entry about your proudest or most unusual moment while in the Guard, you could win an XBOX 360! Any exciting or unexpected moments are encouraged to be shared! True personal accounts such as the most rewarding accomplishments to the most unpredicted challenges are the ideal stories. Express your feelings and make it an interesting piece to read. We will read each story and pick the 20 best blogs; the Top 20 will each receive an XBOX 360.

His comment: I love sales incentives.

By “exciting or unexpected moments” do they mean driving around Iraq in under-armored Humvees?

I do believe the Penguins of Irony are about to enlist…

Bush to deploy Guard to improve gas mileage

"They will push cars," said the President, who has decided  the solution to any problem is to throw the Guard at it. Next up: He will deploy the Guard as head of the CIA. Following that the Guard will be deployed to solve the looming Social Security problem and then to deal with global warming.

George clearly believes just because he spent four years in the Guard doing nothing is no reason anyone else should.

Back in the early 1980s, when Gary Hart had a political future, the then-senator from Colorado actually said something memorable. Just after the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon he said, "What is the president going to do for a foriegn policy when he runs out of Marines?" 

(And, really I promise to get around to Hillary's "kid's these days" speech/idiocy, but I am operating in what the Pentagon describes as a "target rich environment" and only have so much time in the day. I will say that I am not surprised by Mrs. C's shameless pandering, but I am very disappointed in McCain doing the same thing.) 

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. — Mencken