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KISSING THE HAND THAT SMACKS YOU (Boy Scouts give award to U.S. Rep who voted AGAINST them)
Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | November 29, 2004 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 11/29/2004 10:34:37 AM PST by Stoat

KISSING THE HAND THAT SMACKS YOU
By Michelle Malkin   ·   November 29, 2004 12:41 PM
Next week, Rep. John Dingell will receive a "Distinguished Citizen Award" from the Detroit area Boy Scouts.

Yet, just nine days ago, Dingell--along with fellow Dems Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Lynn Woolsey of California--voted against a resolution commending the Boy Scouts and condemning legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of its requirement that members believe in God.

Chris Lilek asks:

You wouldn't expect the National Rifle Association to give Rosie O'Donnell an award, or Planned Parenthood to give Senator Tom Coburn an award. Likewise, why the heck would the Scouts give a distinguished accolade to 1 of only 3 Congressmen who voted against a fairly straightforward pro-scouting measure?

Good question. Contact information for the Detroit Area Boy Scouts Council is here.

(Hat tip: Townhall.com's C-log)



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; dingell; johndingell; malkin; michellemalkin; scouts


1 posted on 11/29/2004 10:34:37 AM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

It's nuts.


2 posted on 11/29/2004 10:36:08 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Stoat

Do you suppose that the award was already in the works and it was too late to cancel it before he turned on them?


3 posted on 11/29/2004 10:39:59 AM PST by LUV W (WE DID NOT WAVER; WE DID NOT TIRE; WE DID NOT FALTER; AND WE DID NOT FAIL!! GWB ROCKS!!!!!!!!)
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To: Stoat

That proves that the BOY scouts are better MEN than the MAN receiving the award.


4 posted on 11/29/2004 10:50:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (I come swinging the olive branch of peace.)
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To: cripplecreek

"That proves that the BOY scouts are better MEN than the MAN receiving the award."

No it doesn't. It proves that even the Boy Scouts have a lot of assholes in their organization. I had a debate with a guy at work who is active in the Boy Scouts. He's a lifelong Democrat who backed JEffinK. I tried to point out the inconsistencies in supporting a party and its candidates who advocate positions (too numerous to mention here) that are fundamentally antithetical to the Boy Scouts own Creed. But these people are terminally and fatally blinded with self-induced hypnotic ignorance and idiocy. The fact that the Boy Scouts are having all sorts of legal and public relations problems are rooted in the fact that it has been infiltrated by morons like the jerk I'm talking about here.



5 posted on 11/29/2004 11:27:50 AM PST by bowzer313
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