President Obama has just announced his brand-spanking new Secretary of the Army.Wow. So the new Secretary of the Army is a battle-hardened, highly decorated officer, right?
No.Well, has the Secretary at least served this nation in uniform…ever?
Oh. Well then the Secretary must be a woman, right?A Muslim?
Maybe a black guy?No.
Then what distinguishes him?
He’s GAY silly!! It’s HISTORIC!The Washington Post says, “Eric Fanning, 47, has been a specialist on national security issues for more than two decades and has played a key role overseeing some of the Pentagon’s biggest shipbuilding and fighter jet programs.”
Yeah, but this is the ARMY, which apparently matters…to no one in the Obama administration.
And maybe not even to some Republicans. The Post quotes Joe Kasper, chief of staff to Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) saying, “There is a real crisis in morale and retention that has developed for the Army over the last several years. The Army needs a leader who will stand up for soldiers, who recognizes war can get ugly and who won’t shy away from the tough issues. If Fanning is that type of person, he’ll be embraced.”
Sorry, hard to read that without noting the amusing irony, but I guess that’s just me.
Well…Army Strong! And…be all that you can be. Openly!
Yep, the times, they are a’ changing.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]