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So She’d Still Call Him a Coward…

jean_schmidt_400.0.jpgJean Schmidt, freshman Republican Congresswoman from the OH-2, doesn’t understand why people are angry with her. She just doesn’t get what all the fuss is about.And people have been mean to her, including: Saturday Night Live, liberals, her hometown newspaper the Cincinnati Enquirer (oops– they are conservative, that’s not good), her friend Danny Bubp (oops again — didn’t she use his fake words to malign Jack Murtha? That’s not good…), and lots of folks in her district who think she went way too far in calling a decorated war veteran, who has served this nation in uniform and in Congress with honor, a "coward."What does Jean have to say for herself?

Yesterday, Schmidt said she hoped the hubbub will have faded by the time Congress reconvenes next month. Asked if she would change anything if she could do it over again, she replied: "I wouldn’t have used Congressman Murtha’s name."

Ahhh…but you still would have called him a coward?(Major graphics love to Mike Tidmas via Pandagon. Huge thanks to reader bkny for tracking down this pix for me.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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