Send 'em a white featherFrom Nov 22nd, 2005 and based on the symbolism of the original "white feather" story:
By Michelle Malkin · April 26, 2007 05:09 PM
Reader and Vietnam Vet Jack Haley e-mails:
The White Feather has been a symbol for cowardice. I suggest that white feathers be sent to the leaders of the Senate and House for the cowardly vote that abandons our soldiers around the world.
Operation Yellow Feather
In a effort to blunt the effect of Murtha's serious call for a withdrawal of the troops, Republicans hurriedly offered a sham Bill on the issue that had almost no support. During debate on the issue, Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio), a freshman Rep., called Murtha a coward:"A few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp, Ohio Representative from the 88th district in the House of Representatives. He asked me to send Congress a message: Stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message, that cowards cut and run, Marines never do."
Schmidt's comments were heckled on the floor of our Congress, and she was forced to withdraw them from the record. But she and state Rep. Bubp deserve to know that we were watching, and that we won't stand for neo-McCarthyism, where heroic opponents of this flawed war are discredited as cowards and traitors.
You can help. Please print off one of the protest forms below and send them to the offices of Rep. Schmidt and Rep. Bubp. Take the time to write a personalized note on your form, explaining that the "chicken hawk" tactics of the Republican party will not be tolerated. Let's bury their offices with "chicken hawk" feathers, so that the next time they feel like squawking in public, they will remember that we are watching them.
Here are the forms:
Lost Your Chicken Hawk Feather?
The Chicken Hawk Unit Patch
The Classic Yellow Feather (Make sure to explain)
The Ugly Chicken Hawk (Fill in the voice bubble)
Send your forms to:
Rep. Jean Schmidt
8044 Montgomery Rd. Suite 540
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Rep. Danny Bubp
77 S. High St
Columbus, OH 43215-6111
I figure malkin and her wingnut friends are probably both... Copycats and full of hot air. Poor little wingnut michelle. Show a bit more originality when you type the thoughts that escape from your back-blast area.
Just to be clear about "Operation Yellow Feather" (and as I noted to BostonJoe in his original diary):
On top of the recommended list and/or front paged at 5 major Liberal/Progressive Blogs today...
- Booman Tribune!
- My Left Wing
- Political Cortex
And add to that countless "little" blogs have it out there!
It was out there and the right wingnuts probably saw it. But even if malkin didn't copy this from the left... She is still full of it.