Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"I Wuz Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard"

That's apparently Johnny Bush's latest claim to fame.

Given what people remember about Abu Ghraib, it's pretty gob-smacking to think that he's going to brag about the Florida NG running the place.

The last former governor to brag that signing off on supply chits for the National Guard was "foreign policy experience" was the former half-term governor of Alaska.

Let's be clear about this: When the National Guard deploys, they do it as part of the Army or the Air Force. At that point, they are state forces in name only. They work for the military command structure and the Feds pay the troopers. They get the same active duty military pay and privileges of any other person on active duty. The guard soldiers/units are "federalized" and the state government has zip point shit to do with it.

While it might have arguably been good for the soldiers' morale to have their governator come visit them in the field, at that point, all the politicians doing that could promise was to help iron out any problems back home, in their states.

Claiming any foreign policy cred from a National Guard deployment is pure, unadulterated horseshit.

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