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White House turns back on local Gold Star mom (Ratz dirty trick alert!)
Beaver County Times Allegheny Times 2007 ^ | 06/30/2007 | By: J.D. Prose - Times Staff

Posted on 07/09/2007 9:23:11 AM PDT by Al Gator

As if the embattled White House didn't have enough problems, it's apparently decided to follow a policy that insults the families of Marines killed in Vietnam.

Christina Stacey, spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-4, McCandless Township, called to tell us about the saga of Ellwood City resident Allys Boyer, 84, and her two daughters, Sandra Lee Boyer of Zelienople and Beverly Boyer of Arizona.

Allys Boyer's 22-year-old son, Cpl. Larry Boyer, was killed in May 1969 while on patrol.

The Boyer family wanted to visit the Vietnam Memorial to see Larry's name and tour the White House on Thursday, so they asked Altmire's office for help after they were told they needed to make tour arrangements months in advance, Stacey said.

Stacey said Altmire's office told the White House of Boyer's status as a Gold Star mother and got her in for a tour.

Incredibly, after finding out that Boyer's son was killed in Vietnam, the White House rescinded its permission, saying that the preferential treatment was only for families of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

An angry Altmire then pulled some rank to schedule his own tour of the White House, accompanied by the Boyers, of course.

"It seems outrageous to implement a policy that values one service member's family's sacrifices over others," Altmire wrote to President Bush. "At the very least, mothers such as Ms. Boyer deserve the opportunity to visit the White House, one of the symbols of the freedom and democracy which her son lost his life defending."

Considering that Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and several other administration chicken-hawks did everything short of marrying their dogs to get out of serving in Vietnam, does it really surprise anyone that their minions would have no respect for the families of those killed there?

Wait a minute. Could it be that they actually feel guilty about their service dodging and don't want any reminders so close to home?

Nahhh. Silly us. That would require having a conscience.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enemedia; goldstar; goldstarabuse; militaryfamilies
Jim Quinn dug this up. The Ratz are abusing the Gold Star program and blaming the White House.

Altmire KNEW IN ADVANCE that the request would be turned down, because he had a copy of the RULE BOOK. But he forged ahead anyway in an attempt to embarrass the Bush Administration.

When his office first contacted the WH, they "forgot" to tell them that the Gold Star family in question {good democrats all) were Viet Nam vintage!

The program excludes anyone but the newest families, because the program would become instantly unmanageable. The reasons for this exclusion apparently is clearly established in the rules for the program, which all Congressional offices have, according to Jim Quinn.

When the WH ran the SSN of the family, they found out that the family didn't qualify under the program.

BUT ALTMIRE'S OFFICE ALREADY KNEW THAT.

So when the WH denied the request, the sneaky buggers slipped the "news" to this partisan hack Prose, who writes really good propaganda for the ratz all the time.

Apparently, there are three or four other congressmen that are running the same scam, and then getting an "unbiased" journalist in local papers to run the story.

This is what the rat party has become.

1 posted on 07/09/2007 9:23:16 AM PDT by Al Gator
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To: Al Gator
Could it be that they actually feel guilty about their service dodging and don't want any reminders so close to home?

What service dodging?

2 posted on 07/09/2007 9:30:02 AM PDT by donna (Typhoid Mary Matalin, the Republican Administration Destroyer and Thompson advisor.)
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To: donna

Wow..yellow Journalism at is best.
Never mind that good Old Bubba said he hated the military. Never mind that the Left has displayed a constant hate for all the military.
Altmire is a turd...


3 posted on 07/09/2007 9:33:48 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: Al Gator

Another lib who won’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. W flew fighters in the National Guard and volunteered to go to Viet Nam not once, but twice, and was turned down each time.


4 posted on 07/09/2007 9:38:30 AM PDT by mak5
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To: Yorlik803

Never mind that President Bush spent 2-years full time learning to fly jet fighters and patrolling American air space during the cold war.


5 posted on 07/09/2007 9:39:22 AM PDT by donna (Duncan Hunter: US Army, 1969-1971, with service in Vietnam)
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To: Al Gator
OK...Rep. Jason Altmire what is your service record?

Did you serve your country? or were you a lifelong Govt leech?


6 posted on 07/09/2007 9:40:15 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: donna

Not only flying fighter, but flying one that were very hard to handle


7 posted on 07/09/2007 9:45:45 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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8 posted on 07/09/2007 9:50:08 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Al Gator
“Stacey said Altmire’s office told the White House of Boyer’s status as a Gold Star mother and got her in for a tour.”

This here was the “setup”. Altmire’s flunkies deliberately withheld from the WH the fact that this so-called gold star mom was in fact Viet Nam era. They did this so that WHEN the WH responded with the rules of the program, and rejected the request, Altmire could stage a hissy fit for show and frivolity.

Quinn speculates that the reason these congresscritters didn’t go to the MSM, but to local hacks, is because even a partisan rag like the WaPo would have to fess up on this being a deliberate set up.

9 posted on 07/09/2007 9:52:31 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: donna

Presidental military service since FDR:
Truman, Army WWI
Eisenhower, Army, WWI & WWII
Kennedy, Navy WWII
Johnson, Navy, WWII
Nixon, Navy, WWII
Ford, Navy, WWII
Carter, Navy, Cold War
Reagan, Army Air Corps, WWII
Bush Sr., Navy WWII
Clinton, draft dodger, Vietnam
Bush Jr., Air Force Reserve, Vietnam era stationed in the states.

Even Jimmy served!!!!!! Those Clinton lovers need wo wash their mouths out with Drano.


10 posted on 07/09/2007 9:53:22 AM PDT by fredhead (Teach a man to fish.......and he'll fish for a lifetime.)
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To: darkwing104

Altmire never served in the military; he’s got a health care administration background and he’s anti-administration vehemently. First-term congressman who could be vulnerable when re-election time comes around.


11 posted on 07/09/2007 9:54:14 AM PDT by mathurine (ua)
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To: mathurine

Not could be, he is.

The union thugs are already running TV ads for him. Soft campaigning. A long time ahead of schedule, spending big money.


12 posted on 07/09/2007 9:57:14 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: martin_fierro

or the Pennysaver!


13 posted on 07/09/2007 10:03:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mathurine
It's a case of someone living in a glasshouse trying to start a rock fight...


14 posted on 07/09/2007 10:10:28 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Al Gator
When I was a kid, if you wanted to tour the White House all you did was go down and stand in line.

I suppose things change and the population has expanded so that arranged tours are logistically easier to handle.

I long for the old days and when I toured the WH, President Grant agreed with me.
:O)

15 posted on 07/09/2007 10:15:28 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: metesky

No, you could still do that up until 9/11. After the terror attacks, they shut down the White house to all but scheduled tours, and it’s hard to get a tour at all.

I really wish I had gone to the White House when it was open to everybody. I don’t have $50,000 to donate to get a “tour”.

Of course, I wish I had gone to the top of the World Trade Center towers before they were knocked over as well.

Amazing all the things you never do when it’s easy to do.


16 posted on 07/09/2007 10:58:22 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Al Gator

I think that’s the seat Lynn Swan may run for.


17 posted on 07/09/2007 11:59:49 AM PDT by E.Allen
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To: Al Gator
The union thugs are already running TV ads for him. Soft campaigning. A long time ahead of schedule, spending big money.

The PAGOP wants Lynn Swann to run for this seat in '08.

18 posted on 07/09/2007 12:01:11 PM PDT by infidel29 (Amnesia International: Forget about the atrocities of the left, they meant well.)
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To: Al Gator
Wow, on first read-through, I saw an 84 year old mother of a 22 year old soldier... He was 22 in '69
19 posted on 07/09/2007 12:03:38 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: infidel29; E.Allen
I’m in the district. I think Swann can pull this one off. He is well known here and its correct level for him to “break into” an office.

Altmire is on the right side of immigration, but man, talk about tax and spend! His whole outlook on life is socialized medicine.

The service workers union is spending mucho bread on tv time. That tells me: “really scared”.

It will be interesting.

20 posted on 07/09/2007 12:18:03 PM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Al Gator
This is the same newspaper, Beaver County Times, that spent 4 solid years leading up to the '06 election printing every imaginable kind of dirt they and the AP could dream up to trash Rick Santorum. I wonder how many other little papers the Dems worked with in the state to do the same? I don't for one minute believe this was a one time occurrence or that Prose and this paper are not bought and paid for.

My guess is what Jason Altmire and 5 other Democrat congressman did in this case is just the same old plan that Rom Emanuel and the Democrat's war room have been using since at least '02, and it's been quite effective while running under the radar.

21 posted on 07/09/2007 12:46:02 PM PDT by penowa
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To: mathurine

Representative Altmire’s “healthcare administration” background is a bit of a misnomer. He was a lobbyist for UPMC Health System. So when he talks about how he has this healthcare background, and how he wants to look out for the working folks, he conveniently leaves out that he lobbied for the big, bad corporations to get them more money at the expense of the “working folks.”


22 posted on 07/09/2007 12:58:13 PM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: Al Gator
The Reader Comment section is fantastic! J.D.Prose get's b!tch-slapped! You better put some ice on that,J.D! LOL!
23 posted on 07/09/2007 3:01:38 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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