I'm back with a little nugget to roll around in your heads for a bit.
I just happened to come across this article on Yahoo talking about a Half a Dozen Lawmakers Have Kids at War
. Half dozen. That would be six.
So, just to make sure I had it right, I googled the number of congressmen/women and senators: 535
Out of 535 members of Congress, a grand total of 6 have kids serving.
Do you remember when Jimmy Stewart
served in the military? Remember when Elvis Presley
served? I'm not a big fan of Elvis, but I definitely respect him for putting his MASSIVE musical career on hold to enlist. How about Alan Alda, Gene Autry, Tony Bennett, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Bronson, Johnny Carson, Charles Durning, Clint Eastwood, Douglas Fairbanks, Clark Gable, Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Charles Schultz, Rod Sterling, Judge Wapner, and Jack Warden
, among many others...
If these people served in the military, I wonder why more prominent citizens do not? I thought it awfully funny that Britney Spears thought we should all support Bush, but I don't see her signing up for duty. What about Bush's daughters? Teddy Roosevelt had four sons in action in World War I - two were wounded and his youngest, Quentin, was killed.
Do you think there is a chance in hell of Barbara or Jenna signing up? Riiight.
And if the military is suffering from very low enlistment numbers, perhaps all these people who support the war should enlist themselves or their kids in order to prove their loyalty. How many more soldiers could be brought in? You can't tell me that out of 535 lawmakers, only 6 have kids that are eligible to go into the service.
I'm just sayin'...