Skip to comments.Martha McSally Wants to Kick Rick Santorum
Posted on 02/17/2012 8:42:54 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
Martha McSally, the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat who is seeking ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffordss seat in Arizonas special election, blurted out in a TV interview Friday that she wanted to go and kick him in the jimmy.
You know, I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this, I really just wanted to go and kick him in the jimmy, McSally, a Republican, said on Fox & Friends, referring to Santorums recent controversial comments about women in the military.
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So much for the BS that Giffords’ shooting would usher in a more civil environment. Nobody ever suggested hurting or injuring Giffords.
Yeah, I want to see the women do what my son does in the military. I’m all for it. I’d love to see it.
I remember once seeing the mortality rates for those training to be fighter pilots. I'm in no way qualified to comment on a pilot's skills of ability, but no doubt you are correct that PC played a large part in her career, just as it did with first female Navy carrier pilot, who, after her death while attempting a landing, it was revealed that she should have been grounded..and indeed, had she been a male, would have been.
However, on a broader scale, , IMHO,the issue is muddied. Many are attempting to differentiate between women in the military, and women in combat. As warfare, and wars, have changed, you can't differentiate between the two. IIRC, during Desert Storm, the single gratest incident of loss of life occured when a SCUD landed on a US base, well behind the front lines, and I believe the majority of those killed were female.
Martha McSally’s emotional overreaction illustrates Rick Santorum’s point. A woman’s overreaction on the battlefield would distract from a mission.
My f*ing word. FR is starting to sound like Ding-Dong School.
While women comprise 14 percent of the Army ranks, they account for 95 percent of all sex crime victims.
“As warfare, and wars, have changed, you can’t differentiate between the two.”
But you can. The issue is not will women die during combat ops. They will. My oldest daughter was in the Marines, and had shells hit near her while working on planes.
But front-line duty like infantry is a whole different ball game! My ex-Marine daughter, married to ex-Marine Infantry, believes it is insanity to put women into infantry roles. When you live in the dirt for 60 days at a time, and have to fight hand-to-hand at times...that is no place for 99.9% of women.
If they had strict strength requirements, I might think otherwise. But they would cheerfully have put my 5’2”, 120 lb daughter on the front lines IF Congress said to put women into front line combat. She lifted weights daily, but she would tell you there was no way she was strong enough to handle Infantry duty.
And my son-in-law, after two tours, lost an inch in height and now has damage to his knees, shoulders, back and brain.
I was a WSO/EWO. But flight duty is not, in any way, comparable to being an infantry grunt.
“Prior to joining the family business, Jesse [Kelly] served in the United States Marine Corps. During his four years in the military, he led a squad in the Mortar Section of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom.”
THAT is more relevant military experience that McSally had. In 2010, Jesse lost by about 1/2 of 1%. The other guy running is Frank Antenori.
“Antenori was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania and joined the Army after graduating high school in 1984. In 1987, Frank volunteered for Special Forces, commonly known as the Green Berets. While in Special Forces, Frank was involved in several operations of historical significance some of which notably include Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan...
In Iraq: recommended for the Silver Star and received a Bronze Star for Valor for personally destroying two armored vehicles and their crews with anti-tank missiles, another light skinned vehicle with his machine gun and disabled another with shot from his .50 caliber sniper rifle. His book Roughneck Nine-One: The extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-Team at War, recounts this successful violent battle against a vastly superior force at Debecka, Iraq.”
Again, I think his experience dwarfs what McSally did.
MY, MY, look who’s just a little bit bitter and perhaps jealous of the female pilot, who qualified under the same criteria you did...... your idea of a classy approach to a personal grudge?
Is honor and respect something that is earned? Or is it left up to you to distribute? And by looking at your attitude, I would say that you missed it.
Women should register for the draft.
I know her. Wonder what will come of her run.
“I really just wanted to go and kick him in the jimmy.”? She wanted to kick his truck? What kind of sadist is she?
Judging from that article yesterday we’re sending pregnant women into combat or something.
I’m with Rick on this. He was exactly right.
ping for later...
I thought the kid gloves were a reaction to her suing Donald Rumsfeld over the burqa issue...
I was going to say that Santorum should challenge her to see who has the biggest private part, but everyone who knows her says she’s the biggest dick they’ve ever met.
Commendable military background. Rather poor verbal communication skills - she thinks she’s still in the ready room. Had a problem with lights or her eyes or something in the interview.....definitely has a chip on her shoulder wrt to women’s rights - don’t get me wrong, I think that’s fine, but I think she’d have trouble realizing not all her constituents are women. That district could do better for a challenger in my opinion.
I spent my life in fighter squadrons. Some fighter pilots were flaming assholes. McSally, according to everyone I knew who dealt with her, was one of those.
Yes, I find it hypocritical for a woman who received special treatment thru her entire career would have any business commenting on women in combat. My daughter had more relevant combat experience than McSally - USMC with a tour in Iraq.
And yes, a woman who made a career out of being a combat fighter pilot based (for most of her career) on 100 hours patrolling the no fly zone is a FAKE.
Yes, I think you need to convince the Reverend Rick to keep on talking, and to say things like this, loud and often. And looking at the way the MSM is running with this, you must be winning.