He's a mortar guy, and he's something of a rising star, despite his desire not to be. He doesn't want to make the Army his career, but all indications are that he's being moved up the line, with "First Sergeant" written all over their plans for him.
"Training on mortars at the base?"
"Naw, civil defense," he grunted absently.
I figured that meant he and his unit were being prepped for redeployment back to Iraq; then he added, "Homeland Security bullshit... just the usual riot control training."
"pa ground report [Kathryn Jean Lopez]i suspect that was only the repeatable 'most-often-heard' comment.
One Santorum volunteer I know reports knocking on 3oo doors in south central Penn. today, hearing most often: "These polls are absurd! I'm ready to show those media people how wrong they are!""
* meanwhile, everyone else over at The Corner is talking about their fave funniest movies. gallows humour? meanwhile, to paraphrase LeeB from a different context, i'm looking forward to breathing in both directions again.