Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Schmidt's Source Denies "Coward" Remark

Wow. It's a good thing the average Republican has no shame or this could be kind of embarrassing.

Just days after Jean Schmidt (R-OH) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to smear John Murtha (D-PA) – the decorated Veteran who dared to call for a withdrawal strategy for Iraq – the person she quoted to imply cowardice on Murtha's part is refuting her all the way.

On Friday night, Schmidt made the following statement:

"A few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp, Ohio Representative from the 88th district in the House of Representatives. [...] He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message, that cowards cut and run, Marines never do."

Now, Bubp is running away from Schmidt faster than a Republican can kick an elderly person.

"There was no discussion of him [Murtha] personally being a coward or about any person being a coward," Bubp said. "I don't want to be interjected into this. I wish she never used my name."

So, in other words, Schmidt lied on the House floor -- didn't she?