Skip to comments.Stupid question, excellent response
Posted on 01/26/2013 1:50:45 PM PST by Dartman
For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian. General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. Read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you have to love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. In a portion of an ABC radio interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER:So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
GENERAL COSGROVE:! We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?
GENERAL COSGROVE:I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER:Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
GENERAL COSGROVE:I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER:But you're equipping them to become violent killers.
GENERAL COSGROVE:Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you? The radiocast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, this interview was over.
Grrrr ...my picture didn’t work !
Excellent retort! In the same vein as Churchill, IMO.
According to Snopes.com the story has been around, with nationality variations, since 2007. There is a good chance the story is apocryphal.
This is false according to Snopes.com
It may or may not be false, but snopes.com is a political liar in favor of the democrats, so citing snopes is little more convincing than citing Felix the Cat
That comeback was Churchillian.
HEY, WATCH IT.....Felix the Cat is the mascot of Logansport High School...Indiana....oldest mascot in the state, and Felix NEVER lies!!!
Oh, so sorry, had no clue, I actually love Felix the Cat
Snopes.com is a major Liberal Buzz.Kill!
I can remember watching Felix the Cat on the old Black & white Television as a kid.
I always felt that Felix the Cat was a friend.
yldstrk, you're no Felix the Cat. /end of sarcasm.
[Copy / ripoff of the---- Historical reference to the famous Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy remark from the 1988 vice presidential debate between Lloyd Bentsen (DemocRAT) and Dan Quayle, a RepublicRAT.]
For those not familiar with this Tid-Bit of history, it can be seen @: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/10/11/jack-kennedy-at-the-debate/
The line Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy was a gotcha that night. was a friend.
The line Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy was a gotcha that night.
was a friend.
I know I am not as adorable as Felix but are you saying I am not your friend and if so how is that an issue in this conversation?
Sorry that you took it more to heart, then what was meant.
Again, please do accept my apologizes.
hey I am just happy to find someone else who knows about ole Felix
Felix the Cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat ...
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