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Maria Cantwell misspells fallen soldier's name
The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) ^ | 12/30/2010 | Adam Ashton

Posted on 01/01/2011 8:50:56 PM PST by Robwin

The parents of a Yelm soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this month have received cards from friends and strangers expressing condolences, and they’re grateful for the support.

“As a father of someone killed, it is overwhelming,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Collins (Ret.). His son, Sgt. Sean Collins, was buried Wednesday at the Tahoma National Cemetery.

Among that outpouring of empathy, two politicians inadvertently stung the family.

One slight came in a letter of condolences the family received from the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

“Again, please accept my warmest condolences. May your memories of Bryn and the knowledge that he made a positive impact on the lives of so many serve as a source of comfort to you during this time of sorrow.”

[BREAK. This fatuous woman is an embarrassment to the state of WA]

The other slight came when Patrick Collins called the White House and asked to have President Obama call his ex-wife, Linda, to talk about their son.

He was told that Obama did not regularly make phone calls to the families of fallen soldiers.

Later, Patrick Collins read a story about Obama’s phone call to Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie. Obama reportedly praised Lurie for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance to play football after serving time in prison for running a dog fighting ring.

“That burns,” Patrick Collins said Thursday.

And so is this fraud of a C-in-C who's enjoying a million dollar vacation in HI while this family suffers.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.thenewstribune.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: cantwell; collins; obozo; tnb; ussenate
Disgraceful conduct by Senator Maria Cantwell (Dim-WA) and President Barack Obama (an even dimmer Dim).
1 posted on 01/01/2011 8:50:59 PM PST by Robwin
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To: sionnsar

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2 posted on 01/01/2011 8:54:16 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Robwin

Maria Cantspell.


3 posted on 01/01/2011 8:57:15 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Robwin

Did not Bush speak with or meet EVERY family of every soldier KIA?


4 posted on 01/01/2011 8:58:39 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Fred; Chattering Class of 58; SeattleBruce; tarator; 21twelve; Feasor13; matt1234; Bosun; ...
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5 posted on 01/01/2011 9:00:03 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Robwin

Obama can’t be bothered by we, the “little” people. He’s too busy with the glamourous folks, and too tone deaf to realize that he’s alienated the voters. I suppose that’s in the process of being taken care of as we speak, though. He’s better enjoy these million dollar vacations on our dime while he can, though. He’s about exhausted reparations, in fact.


6 posted on 01/01/2011 9:03:09 PM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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To: Robwin
There is NO truth to the rumor that Maria's nickname is...

POTATOE

7 posted on 01/01/2011 9:06:06 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: Robwin
There is NO truth to the rumor that Maria's nickname is...

POTATOE

8 posted on 01/01/2011 9:07:05 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: DWar

No, she’s a Meathead.


9 posted on 01/01/2011 9:21:27 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Robwin

I’l misspell her name... I will just switch the ‘a’ for a ‘u’.


10 posted on 01/01/2011 9:28:07 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Robwin

Cantwell doesn’t know and I sincerely doubt even care about the Brave Soldier, or his family.

This was done by a staffer on her behalf, since she’s much too busy to actually care about all of constituents of hers.

Same for BHO.


11 posted on 01/01/2011 9:32:19 PM PST by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Robwin

These kind of “mistakes” are exactly what arrogant, condescending, dismissive, self-centered, oafish, 855holes do.


12 posted on 01/01/2011 9:36:41 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: Robwin

CICINO - puke


13 posted on 01/01/2011 9:57:51 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: PGR88

Bush also visited our wounded OFTEN - and without the press


14 posted on 01/01/2011 9:59:06 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Robwin

Maria should hire better minion. I doubt her eyes ever saw the letter.

I’m a terrible speller, but even I know there are things you have to get right. If Cantwell doesn’t know that, then she’s vying for the “dumbest senator” title from Murray.


15 posted on 01/01/2011 10:14:34 PM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Robwin

The headline is quite misleading. Substituting the name Bryn for Sean is not was is generally known as a typo. That mistake is a mistake not a typo


16 posted on 01/01/2011 10:26:38 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: Robwin

This is SOP for Cantwell and Obama’s administration. Everyone knows how classless and shallow they both are and yet they vote for them. I can’t figure it out.


17 posted on 01/01/2011 10:32:27 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: JLS

Right, whoever it was did not check on the name - very very sloppy for an important letter. Now, I doubt the parents would keep it the letter.


18 posted on 01/01/2011 10:43:34 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Robwin

“How do you spell Sean?”

“B-r-y-n.”


19 posted on 01/01/2011 10:47:00 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ ├×)
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To: PGR88

Even Cindy Sheehan


20 posted on 01/01/2011 11:23:54 PM PST by TXConservative25
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To: Robwin

Maria Cantspellwell


21 posted on 01/02/2011 12:11:44 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: Robwin

Would you expect anything less from someone who spent $10 million of her own money for a $200K a year job ?


22 posted on 01/02/2011 1:13:00 AM PST by italybub
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To: Robwin

This fatuous woman may be an embarrassment to the state of WA, but they keep electing democrat senators like her. Like CA and OR, dem senators are “in.”


23 posted on 01/02/2011 3:10:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Robwin

This fatuous woman may be an embarrassment to the state of WA, but they keep electing democrat senators like her. Like CA and OR, dem senators are “in.”


24 posted on 01/02/2011 3:10:33 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Robwin

Good enough for government work.


25 posted on 01/02/2011 4:37:39 AM PST by Gat˙n(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Robwin

What a POS this politician is. As for Obama, well we all know that is Kenyan for ASSHOLE!


26 posted on 01/02/2011 4:53:40 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Robwin

Maria Cantwell, aka Maria Cantvotewell...


27 posted on 01/02/2011 4:56:16 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: ScottinVA

You’ve nailed it. Since meat-heads like Cantwell, Murray Congressman-For-Life Mcdermmott have a lock on their positions, we can expect more and more of the imperial attitude towards the commoners who slavishly re-elect them.

I’m starting to think that states like WA, OR and CA have reached the tipping point, where there are enough useful idiots, combined with those on the dole, either employed by the government or subsidized by it, that short of a horrible disaster, the reigns of power are permanently
in “progressive” hands.

You have to hand it to them, by chance or design, they’ve figured out a winning formula.

In WA, the symbol of Republican resistance is Dino Rossi, a fine man, no doubt, but he’s become a sort of Voodoo doll for Dems to stick needles in on the way to re-election.


28 posted on 01/02/2011 1:13:29 PM PST by M1911A1
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To: PGR88
Did not Bush speak with or meet EVERY family of every soldier KIA?

I don't know if he met every one, but he certainly made the effort to personally meet many of them. A hard thing for a CIC to do, no doubt.

29 posted on 01/02/2011 7:00:02 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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