Friday, March 30, 2007

Senator Webb: Not Really an Officer

Perhaps the most caustic comment on Senator Webb:

I've been watching the saga of the James Webb aid caught with what seems to be Webb's gun. I find it very interesting that Webb, who has made a career out of being a Marine veteran and graduate of Canoe U, has forgotten "loyalty down". Of course that was one of my pet peeves when I wore Uncle's suit, half of all officers and senior NCOs expected my loyalty but had none for us peons.

Sooner or later the history of that gun will come out, it was either bought by Webb or by this Thompson fellow, then we will know. Either Thompson is a liar or Webb is a miserable scumbag who has lived a lie since swearing the oath. Given that Thompson would know he'd get caught if he had known he was carrying a gun I'm leaning toward Webb being wrong, knowing he's wrong and throwing a loyal aid to the wolves. Why? To save himself some trouble.

HT: Instapundit via Of Arms and the Law

1 comment:

Headless Blogger said...

It all a matter of proper upbringing. No training, military or otherwise, can teach it.

The best leaders are those that encourage proper risk taking by their employees by soaking up any heat that comes from above. I have been blessed with several managers like that. I hope my employee think the same of me.