Skip to comments.Palin Troopergate Smear Leader A Phony Marine Corps Poser (Hollis French)
Posted on 09/10/2008 10:40:37 AM PDT by AlaskaErik
The lead dog on the Troopergate smear campaign has a little explaining to do himself. On his official State of Alaska website he claims to have been in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1977-78 as a private. There is also a reference to (PLC). As a former Marine, this smells fishy. In another story French claims he spent six weeks at Quantico, VA. As every Marine knows, Quantico is where Marine officer training occurs. For French to have been a Marine private he would have had to complete basic training at either Parris Island or San Diego, which takes about three months. I also did a military.com search of Hollis French and came up empty. For Hollis French to claim to have been a Marine Reservist is stretching the truth and an insult to all Marines, past and present.
Excerpt from AlaskaLegislature.com:
French listed his service as "USMC (ROTC) 1977-1978," which he later explained was six weeks training at the Quantico, Va., Marine Corps base. French said most people saw his military record as a non-issue and he never tried to make it out as anything more or less than was stated in the pamphlet.
Letter from Freedomwriter.com:
INFLATED-FALSE POLITICAL RESUME
Paul A. Bauer, Jr.
Oct. 6, 2002
To All Concerned,
I take special note of those politicians and candidates that inflate or add false information to their resume by misrepresenting themselves to the public just for a vote.
The political resume of Hollis French that was listed in the Sunday Anchorage Daily News said that he has military service in the U.S. Marine Corps ROTC, 1977-78. This is misleading. A student in the ROTC program is not in the military, nor is it counted as any such service. I am guessing, the most Mr. Hollis did in ROTC was to take a few ROTC college courses, maybe he was washed out after a year, and he wants the public to believe that ROTC constitutes as military service. It is not.
The ROTC program is also available to students in high schools around the nation. Does Mr. French want the public to believe that those students also had service in the military?
A military member in the service who is caught inflating their military record is "busted" and would never have a chance of promotion. In a similar situation, one top-ranking officer in the Navy committed suicide when he was caught inflating his military record.
Hollis's misrepresentation is a dishonor and disservice to all servicemen and women that truly served, as well as to the public he wishes to serve.
The media has the responsibility to inform the public of the truth. When gathering information, media reporters should understand what constitutes military service and report it accurately
Paul Bauer Jr.
Maybe FReepers need to put a little heat on Hollis French for his blatant dishonesty about his Marine Corps service.
What is your opinion of this information?
Sounds to me like Mr. French is going to regret being placed in the middle of this troopergate crap.
Who can get this out to the press?
This is huge if true.
I knew that pussy wasn’t a Marine! Thanks for posting!
There is also a reference to (PLC). ........... Platoon Leadership Course (PLC) was Marine ROTC when I was in College.
JD, Cornell Law School, 1995
BA, English, University of Alaska, 1990
Attended University of Colorado, 1976-1977.
“Private, United States Marine Corps Reserve Platoon Leaders Course, 1977-1978. “
He took one course in college?????
smells like a fish wrapped in an old piece of paper
Hollis French can be contacted at (907) 465-3892 or Senator_Hollis_French@legis.state.ak.us
People need to call.
He probably did spend six weeks at Quantico............ Mess Duty!...............
Maybe they kicked him out after a year. In the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military, maybe he told.
HA! I'm having so much fun on FR these days!
How many folks do I work with who behave this exact way.
I love the people who want the spotlight on everyone around them and then get bent when they are caught up in the drama.
“It’s The Marine Corp Mrs. French. Can Hollis come out and play?”
“The overwhelming majority of USMCR officer accessions (76 percent) obtained their commissions through OCS or the Marine Corps Platoon Leader Class (PLC). PLC is a split-training program in which candidates normally attend officer training in the summers after their junior and senior years of college.”
There is a “stolen valor” federal law criminalizing lying bout having medals. I am sure there is a law about lying about active service, including state election laws where that is tauted as a qualification for office. They should move on this filth.