Marines Backpedaling Over Girly Hats

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As we reported last week, despite the fact that our Marine Corps is in danger of being an unviable force, they apparently really, really need new hats. Now the Marines are backpedaling on that story – but only so they can exonerate President Obama from having any complicity.

According to an article in Stars and Stripes:

The Marine Corps also has been asked by the DoD to find a unisex option for a dress and service cover, Marines said.

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So, the Marine Corps Uniform Board, which meets quarterly, decided to gather feedback in advance of its meeting next week. Active and Reserve Marines were asked to vote on whether they believe women should adopt the current male cover, with some small modifications, or for all Marines to adopt what they call the Dan Daly cap. (ed: that’s the girly one)

But feedback for the option was so overwhelmingly negative, the Marine Corps Uniform Board pulled the survey. Again, from Stars and Stripes:

In an email, Marine Corps officials said there is no truth to reports that President Obama is behind the potential change.

“The president in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover,” according to the Marine Corps statement. “We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: The former manufacturer went out of business. … The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.”

Sure, they say that now.

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