We've all probably heard of "Jeff Gannon", the media whore who really WAS a whore. A gay male whore, that is. Who claimed to be ex-military. An ex-Marine, in fact, and advertised his, err, "services", on that basis, claiming that he was still in the IRR (Individual Ready Reserve) as a Marine Corps corporal.
At which point, of course, the question arises: Why isn't he being called back up to serve in Iraq? And isn't it supposed to be impossible to be a gay Marine? At which point someone whacks himself over the head, saying "Don't ask, don't tell", that old Clinton policy where you can be gay and in the military as long as you pretend you're NOT gay... but hmm, Guckert says he's still in the IRR, so he is still subject to military discipline on that account IF he is in the military... but... IS he in the military?
So an intrepid reporter went off and filed a FOIA request for the public part of James Guckert's military record and... NADA!.
Seems that Jim/Jeff's military "service" was about as bogus as his "press credentials"... leaving only one question remaining:
Can the users of his, err, "services", now sue him for fraud based upon the fact that he lied to them about being an ex-Marine? I mean, c'mon, they signed up for some jar-head lovin', and instead they got a fake! It's as if you ordered a diamond, and when you got it wet it dissolved because it was actually just salt. What a gyp!
But then, everything about the Rethuglicans is fake. They create fake issues like that brain-dead woman in Florida to try to rile up their base. They create fake "focus groups" to create the illusion of popular support for their program to take America back to 1399. They create a fake "Social Security crisis" in order to float a plan for enriching their Wall Street cronies. Is there *ANYTHING* real in the Republican Party? Curious penguins want to know!
- Badtux the Snarky Penguin