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To: Corin Stormhands

*****The Jamboree runs through Aug. 3 with President Bush scheduled to speak Wednesday evening. ******

No, I disagree, Corin. (And I'm out of sacramental wine...all I've got is the good stuff! :>)

I think I might be able to live with your idea of sending home only the units affected.

However, there's no doubt that it puts the President in the position of having to acknowledge this, and opens the door to being labeled as insensitive.


45 posted on 07/25/2005 6:56:46 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: xzins

Ah I skimmed over the part about the President being there. IIRC he had to cancel in 2001 because of the weather. Severe thunderstorms and he couldn't copter in. But don't quote me, I may be making that up.

I'm not going to argue this with you, but you're simply wrong. From a pure PR aspect cancelling because of this would appear far more insensitive than going and acknowleding the loss.

There was a kid hit by lightning in 2001. He survived. In 1997 a kid died in a humvee accident (he was driving without a license).

This is tragic. But not new. This will overshadow the event. The scouts and leaders there will never forget what happened.

But quitting is the absolute wrong thing to do.


48 posted on 07/25/2005 7:01:44 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: xzins
However, there's no doubt that it puts the President in the position of having to acknowledge this, and opens the door to being labeled as insensitive.

Please, sir. Stop worrying about what "they" are going to do off this.

Let W be W. And let the Jamboree go on. All will be well.

If ever was a time that the Scouts needed a support, now is that. I think the President will make us proud.

50 posted on 07/25/2005 7:03:54 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: xzins

However, there's no doubt that it puts the President in the position of having to acknowledge this, and opens the door to being labeled as insensitive.


I don't understand your rationale here. Our friends on the left have tried to destroy the scouts due to the fact that they include God in their teachings. Moving forward with the jamboree and having GW address the scouts should reinforce our commitment to them.


52 posted on 07/25/2005 7:07:43 PM PDT by conshack ((Our porous southern border WILL result in another terrorist attack))
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