Senator McCain's Son is Joining the Marines

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  1. KenH

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    This September, Senator John McCain's youngest son, Jimmy, 18, will report to a U.S. Marine Corps depot near Camp Pendleton in San Diego. After three months of boot camp and a month of specialized training, he will be ready to deploy. Depending on the unit he joins, he could be in Iraq as early as this time next year, and his chances of seeing combat at some point are high.

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    Wonder why he didn't choose the Naval Academy? He could have been a chip off the old block and get through by the hair on his chinny chin, chin.
     
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    From the news story:

    In some ways, though, Jimmy is breaking with tradition, rather than following it. His brother Jack, now 20, has just finished his plebe year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, where his father, grandfather and great-grandfather went before him. And McCain, the Naval aviator and keen interservice competitor, has been known to crack more than a few jokes at the Marines' expense. McCain says he doesn't read much into Jimmy's decision. "I know that he's aware of his family's service background," he says, "but I think the main motivator was, he had friends who were in the Marine Corps, and he'd known Marines, and he'd read about them, and he just wanted to join up."
     
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    Kind of a contrast between McCain's kid, and the Bush offspring isn't it?

    They've been active in entirely different ways...
     
  5. KenH

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    Not really. The Bush's have two daughters.
     
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    Lots of Bush nephews. See any of them joining up? Not likely. BTW, Bush has sent tens of thousands of other people's daughters into harm's way.

    The bloodline seems to be pretty thin last two generations. Cleverness and connections seems to have replaced patriotism and character.
     
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    Which are contributing,,,,, how???
     
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    And what does this have to do with Pres. Bush? Is he responsible for what his extended family does? Are you responsible for what your extended family does?

    You have every right to voice your opinion about the President. However, let's not get crazy on something completely out of his control.

    Back to the OP. Good for Sen McCain's son. I pray God protects him and the rest of our military.
     
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    If they have income, the same way most of us are - by paying taxes.
     
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    Which is what a president, any president, does during a time of war.

    The mindset of Bush bashers is ridiculous. I don't care for lots of his policies but you have never seen me going after his character or that of his family.

    The Bush bashers, especially the Christian ones, should be ashamed of their personal attacks.
     
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    I am proud that McCain chose to serve his country rather than bash it.

    And I will pray for him.

    Wayne
     
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    John McCain, John Kerry, and others who faithfully served their country in combat deserve our respect above the band of chicken hawks running this corrupt administration.
     
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    I don't understand why McCain's son joining the Marines is a time for people to take pot shots at our President?
     
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    Because their hearts are full of animosity toward him - as a person - not merely toward some of his policies.
     
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    :sleep: Same old tired rhetoric. :sleep:

    Your argument would carry some weight if you stayed away from personal attacks and concentrated on policy differences.
     
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    I don't understand it either.
     
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    Barbarian observes:
    Lots of Bush nephews. See any of them joining up? Not likely.

    Nope. Bush is just a symptom of a larger problem in that family. Since Daddy served in WWII, there haven't been any Bushes willing to fight for their country.

    I had one of my five kids once get in trouble for not paying a fine for an illegal U-turn. I was very ashamed. Dubya and Jeb have had every one of their children in trouible with the law, ranging from using a fake ID, through sexual misconduct, through fraudulent attempt to obtain a controlled substance. I don't know what I'd think if I had that kind of a family, except to admit I was a miserable failure as a father.

    His kids seem to be just following in Dubya's footsteps. He had a rap sheet before he was out of college, too.

    Yes, thank God for John McCain's son. It's nice to see someone with some values.
     
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    That is a feel good story and to respond to the so called bush apologists it is legitimate to critique a family that supports the Iraq occupation but yet does not sign up for duty and especially Pierce Bush ..now know this Pierce has been on the record of lobbying to support the Dubai Posts deal
    and supports the occupation in Iraq...so compare him with John McCains son quite simply one walks the walk while the bush clan like to yuk it up
    but are no where to be seen in the hour of need.

    Of course it is perfectly okay to critique the very political bush clan and to those who think they are off limits ...puh leeze you sound like you have gone back in some time machine and you are some happy German family that has hit the economic jackpot in an up and coming Germany in 1935.

    the bush culture has taken advantage long enough with this "lets be civil" which is a lie they use to put the fox in the hen house.

    bush is not a King and he is not Imperial like those make him out to be it is even more patriotic to hold bad performers accountable. imho
     
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    If you didn't post inane comments like that one your posts would stand a better chance of being taken seriously.
     
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    Hardly. It would be the height of stupidity for the daughters of a sitting president to enter military service.

    You really are obsessed with the Bushes, though.
     
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