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Mere Coincidence? (BTW, it's more politics, just to warn you now)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flying Headbutt, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Anybody surprised?
  3. pallister

    pallister Guest

  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Come on, pallister. This was a (by all accounts) a good officer and a quality lawyer. He was passed over for promotion for doing his job. Fuck politics, it's a matter of right and wrong.
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Fair enough.
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Maybe he was not good at swabbing the decks.
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    So the guy's sufficiently good that at his job as a lawyer that he won a Supreme Court argument against presidential policy, but he's not good enough for promotion?

    Fannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnntastic logic employed there. Wish I could see the personnel file. I bet the reasoning's a hoot.

    "Swift must be passed over for promotion because he is not a good attorney lost the last major case he argued doesn't do the 3-inch fold-down thing we like to see on Navy beds. Yeah, that's it."
  8. To be honest, Swift has been saying this might happen for a couple of years now.
    He did a great job in the finest traditions of the armed forces, which take oaths to defend the Constitution, and not a feckless president and an incompetent SecDef. He's the Hugh Thompson of the courtroom.
    He'll be fine.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He was too busy being little man's daddy and not spending enough time being big man's daddy. ;)
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Apparently the lefties here believe this is the first case ever where a "qualified" individual didn't get the promotion he wanted. In other words, they're crying again.

    You don't suppose there were a lot of "qualified" individuals who happened to be conservative that didn't get every promotion they wanted in the military from 1993-2000?

    Yeah, I thought so.
  11. Cite one, please.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Points for the original tactic, old_t.

    When you don't have a comeback, just cry that the Dems must have been even worse.
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