Mean Jean loves her some veterans:
Rep. Jean Schmidt wrote in her weekly column sent out to reporters on Monday that stories about horrible conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center were “overblown.”
Schmidt, a Clermont County Republican, decided to take “several hours” to travel to the hospital in Washington, D.C., to see the situation “first hand.”
“I found the situation at Walter Reed to be overblown by both politicians and the media.”
Schmidt wrote that in her tour of all four outpatient housing facilities, she was “pleasantly surprised to find that three of the buildings contained clean living spaces, updated television and computer access, and full access to cooking units or cafeterias.”
She also inspected Building 18, the focus of the Washington Post stories exposing conditions at Walter Reed.
“While I believe that this building is beneath the standard of what is acceptable, I think it is wrong to suggest that mold found behind an air conditioner somehow is an excuse to say that all of our veterans are receiving substandard medical care.
” It is important to remember that the building in question is an apartment building, not a medical facility. Further the building was scheduled to be torn down within two years.”
Surprisingly Schmidt failed to call the wounded vets “pussies” and urge them to “suck it up.”