Skip to comments.Navy SEAL Vet Who Served With Dan Crenshaw: He Used SNL Joke to Show Solid Leadership
Posted on 11/11/2018 1:15:02 PM PST by Kaslin
Eli Crane, Navy SEAL veteran and CEO of Bottle Breacher, says Pete Davidsons joke about Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaws eye he had lost to an IED while serving as a SEAL wasnt the worst thing to come out of late-night shows.
I will admit the joke and tone were not the worst thing I have seen coming from a liberal comedy show, Crane told Townhall. What bothers me is how far we have fallen that these jokes about the appearance of a war hero who almost lost his life and will forever be disfigured are making the production cut to be delivered to millions on national television.
I get that Pete is a comedian and like all comedians is afforded a little more leeway to bring laughter and levity into serious issues and situations, he clarified. That being said I doubt you would have seen the great Johnny Carson or Jay Leno go there.
Crane, after all, would know about Crenshaws character since they had served together on SEAL Team 3 in Iraq:
Dan was one of the many new guys that showed up to Task Unit Two during my final deployment to Iraq. Though he was new - he was tough, smartm and very well respected by his peers and teammates. Seeing as how I know how mentally and physically tough Dan happens to be, Im not worried about these jokes about his appearance affecting him or causing him any real issues.
Because of Cranes past work with him, it was no surprise when he saw Crenshaw go on Saturday Night Live. Crenshaw was able to be both comedically-savage and classy at the same time.
"Theres a lot of lessons to learn here, the now-Congressman-elect said on Saturday. Not just that the left and right can agree on some things, but also this Americans can forgive one another. We can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other.
Crane told Townhall this showed the American people how Crenshaw will act when he represents his constituents in Washington, D.C.:
Dan used the opportunity to, again, show solid leadership, his own sense of humor, and the ability to forget and move past an offense. I think this entire episode has been a positive one for our country. Not only were social norms reinforced with our citizens being reminded of how its out of bounds to insult the wounds suffered during combat but we also got to see polar, political opposites forgive and send a positive message of brotherhood and unity. It also doesn't hurt that at the end of the day our country gained another solid leader who will continue his fight for the land we all love.
Whether we are Democrats, Republicans or independents, we should cherish and hold in the highest regards our men and women who go overseas and serve our nation, especially the ones who come back permanently injured and disfigured like Dan Crenshaw. Fiberglass limbs and eye patches and scars shouldnt be punchlines, but a reminder once again that freedom still isnt free and that we are very fortunate to have men and women who still sign on the dotted line and say send me, Crane concluded.
Good thing he also saved SNL from their PR nightmare as well. /s
Didn’t the SNL actor lose his fireman father to 9/11?
Here's the full 4:34 minute skit:
I laughed at the Ariana Grande ringtone (the singer had recently called it quits with Davidson) and appreciated the reminder from LCDR Crenshaw that Pete Davidson had lost his father, a NYC firefighter, on 9/11.
It was very well done. So funny I watched it twice.
Pretty classy move from LtCmdr Crenshaw. He certainly took the high road on this one. Especially acknowledging the loss of Davidson’s father on 9/11. Never Forget!
Thanks for link, was glad to see that outcome.
I thought it was classy, all the way...and quite funny...for a CHANGE!
Of course, next week they’ll be up to no good again, but still...
Good skit: Dan Crenshaw had perfect timing with the jokes.
Davidson was self-deprecating and apologetic. Crenshaw let everyone know Davidson’s father was a 9/11 hero.
At the very end, as the music is playing, Davidson leans over and says to Crenshaw: “You’re a good man.”
If I had to choose between a SEAL and ANY politician, given that one had to die, the SEAL would have absolutely no worries.
Sorry......I wish Crenshaw hadnt done it UNTIL. He asked EVERY WOUNDED WARRIOR what they would do!!!
SNL has been ugly filthy to our President, Sarah, Kellyanne, Melania......anyone connected to the Trump train!
Why give SNL decent ratings for once.
THEY DIDNT EARN IT!!!!!!!!!!??
Yes, he should have tracked down every single wounded vet and asked them what he should do. Because we need to ask everones Opinion on social issues.
HE was insulted. HE acted. HE forgave.
It was not up to everyone else. Suggesting he needed to speak to anyone else is indicative of the problem in this social media world. He handled it perfectly for him.
Some people have no logic. Or decency.
I take that last post back. Just watched the SNL clip from last night. That was very well done and both men treated each other with decency and respect.
He can forgive without giving them ratings!
Think of those men and women missing things too.....legs, arms, half their brains
No, I dont want him accepting apologies for anyone else...
Give this crappy show ratings.....no
Lighten up, Fances.
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