Skip to comments.Female Combat Pilot Wants to Kick Santorum 'in the Jimmy' for Remarks on Women
Posted on 02/17/2012 7:39:24 PM PST by red flanker
A retired female fighter pilot running for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' open seat in Congress said Friday that Rick Santorum's recent remarks on women in combat make her want to "go kick him in the jimmy."
Martha McSally, a retired US Air Force colonel and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is running in Arizona's congressional special election as a Republican. According to her Facebook page, she was the first American woman to fly in combat since the 1991 lifting of a ban on women in that role.
Appearing Friday morning on FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends," she called the Republican presidential candidate "completely out of touch" for saying that the "emotions" felt by men seeing a female soldier in harm's way may jeopardize their mission.
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McSally graduated from St. Mary Academy - Bay View and then the United States Air Force Academy in 1988. She earned a Master's degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
She earned her wings at Laughlin AFB, Texas and was initially assigned as a First Assignment Instructor Pilot (FAIP) in the T-37. She was selected for Lead-in Fighter Training (LIFT) in 1993, completed the Replacement Training Unit for the A-10 Thunderbolt II, was assigned to an operational A-10 squadron and was deployed to Kuwait in January 1995. During that deployment, she flew combat patrol over Iraq under Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the no-fly zone. In 2000, she reported to Joint Task Force Southwest Asia (JTF-SWA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a temporary assignment in support of Operation Southern Watch.
In July 2004, she took command of the A-10 equipped 354th Fighter Squadron, and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan under Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, where she employed weapons in combat for the first time. In 2005, McSally and her squadron were awarded the David C. Shilling Award, given by the Air Force Association for the best aerospace contribution to national defense.
Great, we need more women on the front lines of combat. Let’s be like the muslims and put our women in harm’s way.
With all do respect, being a combat pilot is different than being a marine or army grunt.
It’s a different situation when you have bombs dropping around you, then dropping bombs.
He has 7 kids. He most clearly has a “Jimmy” and not a “Jill”.
What happens when a female pilot gets captured?
So you post the crap the left and the Paul bots peddled .
They used to, didn’t work. Now feminazis are trying again. I’m not going to bother finding links, did it a few days ago, and people who don’t want to know the facts won’t read them.
For me, it’s not that part that bothers me. Many men get raped when they are in enemy hands. War is hell and terrible things happen to captured combatants.
However, it’s the simple fact that it’s reality that military readiness goes to pot when a femles screams and the males are reacting to the screams.
It wouldn’t surprise me, if some of the battles lost in Iraq and Afghanistan had to do with this simple fact.
There is room in the military for females, just not field combat conditions.
The Israelis took women out of combat positions. The great socialist egalitarian experiment didn’t work, and because wrecking your military with women in positions that they don’t handle well would have profoundly negative consequences for Israel, they decided to chose survival over making the feminazis happy. We, on the other hand, are evidently committed to indulging feminist fantasies at the cost of weakening our military.
Whether she chooses to like it or not, his statement is a fact, IMO.
Not politically correct, but oh well.
My question to her would be simple. Since she is a woman, how in the hell would she know what a man thinks or feels in such a situation?
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Having women soldiers fight is very different than using civilian women and children as shields.
For myself I think women ought to be able to fight BUT ONLY when the women in question need no extra accommodation or relaxing of standards of strength and ability. Especially no hiring quotas. For example if a woman wants to be in the infantry, she must meet the same PT requirements as the men are required to. Must be comfortable taking a piss without a toilet right in front of the other soldiers. And must be able to keep herself from getting sexually entangled with her fellow soldiers. Now I suspect very few women meet that criteria...but those that do should be allowed to serve in then infantry if they really want to.
Once a nerd?
BTW, in school, they called him ‘rooster.” -
all I can think of a little banty rooster strutting around thinking he’s the king of the barnyard.
Huh? Doesn't she have the balls to say "balls"?
I always admired a college pal's nickname for his equipment..."Lopey the Spoiler." Sure beats "Jimmy."
I guess McSilly is entitled to her opinion. Doesn’t make it right.
When have American men been raped as POWs?
So you post the crap the left and the Paul bots peddled .
I don’t know anything about this woman—except that she’s a Demonrat.
I do know that the Air Force used affirmative action to promote a number of female pilots above their capabilities, and that that caused problems.
I’m not saying that no woman could be a combat pilot. But I don’t think all this affirmative action stuff has made our military better. People are promoted simply because they are women, or Muslims, or whatever the latest affirmative action gimmick might be.
Great. A coddled, affirmative action combat pilot weighs in...
They've been known to get Jimmied to death. But what the hell do I know what with only being combat deployed 3 times in two different wars.
“The Israelis took women out of combat positions. The great socialist egalitarian experiment didnt work, and because wrecking your military with women in positions that they dont handle well would have profoundly negative consequences for Israel, they decided to chose survival over making the feminazis happy.”
Exactly. I think we should make the feminazis who scream the loudest should be put right in the front lines(i.e., Hitlery Rotten Clinton, Patsy Schroeder, Gloria Steinman, Nancy Lugosi, etc.)
The press misses the irony of irony of make a violent threat while seeking to succeed Gabby who resigned because she was the victim of violence.
FWIW: She is WAY behind in the Republican primary for the special election to fill the seat Gabby is finally leaving. The two guys with a big lead on her are also both combat vets (on the ground - one USMC, the other Army Special Forces). The SF guy was given a Bronze Star for Valor...which means he went way beyond anything McSally has experienced.
Also - McSally had a horrible reputation with her peers. I met a number of A-10 guys who knew her, and none said anything nice.
Her career path was political:
“In 1999, Martha was one of only seven active-duty Air Force officers selected for the prestigious Legislative Fellowship Program, working on Capitol Hill and serving as a national security advisor to Senator Jon Kyl on issues including terrorism, cyber security and missile defense.”
“...earned her Masters Degree, in Public Policy, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.” - while on active duty.
“She earned an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from Rhode Island College and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Center on Women in Policing. The Freedom Forum named Martha as one of three national winners of the 2002 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Award.
Before resigning to run for office, Martha was Professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany where she taught and mentored senior government officials from all over the world in international and national security issues.”
All quotes from her campaign website (http://mcsallyforcongress.com/about-martha/bio/).
Having spent much of my career deployed, I have always despised folks like Gifford’s husband & McSally who spent as little time in ops as needed to punch their career tickets.
Any “gal” who wants badly enough to be one of the guys to get a Marine shave haircut should be permitted. All others, nyet. Even Israel gave it up.
The same thing that happens to male pilots?
Interviewed by Steve Doocy on Fox and Friends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcS6OAZ59IE
The article says she is a Republican, or it least running as a Republican. Is there any reason you think she is a democrat, or did you just misread?
And what about when RPGs and surface-to-air missles are flying at these female combat pilots?
There are already legless females who piloted combat aircraft over Iraq and Afghanistan.
Our women folk need to be home raising the next generation of moral, charactered, Christian patriots. They should not be out on the front lines ; ESPECIALLY not those who have husbands and children back home.
She’s running as a Republican.
If it happens in prison, it certainly happens in POW camps.
Why should the Army be turned upside down to accommodate this 1% (and that's being generous) of women who "really want to?" Specifically, how would having women in the combat arms enhance our fighting ability in any way?
“Specifically, how would having women in the combat arms enhance our fighting ability in any way?”
It wouldn’t. In any way. But as we both know, that isn’t the goal of the folks arguing for change...
No it doesn’t, I have never heard of American male POWs being raped, and I have read an awful lot of books and articles on POWs.
An American POW camp is not a prison like you are thinking of by the way.
You don’t have males losing their minds when females are flying jets, even if they get shot out of the sky or something. This is nothing to do with the ability, worth, or mindset of a female.
It’s well documented that females being harmed in war is an unnecessary distraction to fellow male soldiers.
The last thing you need in combat theatre are distracted male soldiers trying to protect females when there are military objectives that need to be met.
Our women folk should be NOWHERE in harms way ; it speaks very poorly for our country that we send our women out to fight our wars in ANY capacity. It does not lead to sound home or family life either.
We keep seeing this chivalry angle about women in combat. I think it’s a losing argument because it’s mostly hypothetical. I think it’s much better to bring up what is already occuring and that is troops are humping like rabbits. Anytime a women is introduced into an all male unit the dynamic of unit cohesion is changed. Now the men in the unit have to be concerned about everthing they say lest they be charged with sexual harassment and have their careers ended. When the chick has sex with one member of the unit, it creates hostility and jealousy among the other troops. One woman, even at the very bottom of military heirarchy can destroy moral and cohesion of an entire unit.
Yet another anecdote.
Rick can’t find his way out of a paper bag on these issues, and we’re going to put him on the front line? I know, it’s not his fault.
God bless Rick, but the magic talking points can only take him so far.
I suppose it’s only anecdotal but didn’t Sgt Leigh Ann Hester from the Ky NG win a Silver Star for her role in defending a convoy under attack in Iraq.?
>> Whether she chooses to like it or not, his statement is a fact, IMO.
But the fact remains we need to unseat Obama, not defend Rick for things that are irrelevant to the campaign. He’s a magnet for this crap.
She should kick Anthony in the wiener who married a Muslim assistant to Hillary Clinton.
Thank you for your service ma'am. You wouldn't happen to be a pro-abortion union-RAT would you?