That was term used by John Kerry during the 2004 campaign as President Bush used the National Guard to fill in spots for the regular Army and Marines?
That was the disparaging term used by the John Murthas of the world and Mayor Moonbeam and the Rainbow City Council to decry the use of stop loss to make sure we had enough men and women in the military to do the job in Iraq. Imagine that.
He’s asking fire fighters who have retired to come back at rookie pay to fight fires to fill in for all the guys who have retired with their generous Portland benefits.
Where‘s the outrage?
Where are the people suggesting we leave fire fighting because we’re using the wrong kind of manpower? “U.S. OUT OF FIRE FIGHTING!”
Do you suppose the folks who decried the Iraq war at city hall would now suggest this is a good management tool to keep up man power?
At least George Bush gave our guys a bonus when they chose to stay