spacer

Three Way News

Your Source. For everything. Really.

Contributors

Current Poll

Best comic strip?

  • Bloom County
  • Boondocks
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Dilbert
  • Doonesbury
  • Far Side
  • Foxtrot
  • Get Fuzzy
  • Life in Hell
  • Peanuts
  • Pearls Before Swine
  • Pogo
  • Zippy the Pinhead
  
Free polls from Pollhost.com

Recurring features

Hammer's Favorites

Jambo's Favories

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

They were ordered not to applaud...yeah, that's the ticket

Posted by: Hammer / 2:30 PM

CQ takes a wild guess while live blogging Bush's address:
7:06 - It appears to me that the soldiers at Fort Bragg have orders not to react. Bush has not paused much in his delivery, as he normally would if he expected applause or cheers, such as a stump speech. His pace, therefore, is better than normal.
I would expect professional soldiers to be able to follow such a simple order for 30 minutes. They didn't:
The sole supportive interruption followed a sequence in which Bush built to the line, "We will stay in the fight until the fight is won." NBC's Kelly O'Connell, reporting from Fort Bragg, told Williams afterward that the applause appeared to have been "triggered by members of the president's advance team" and that once they began clapping, the soldiers joined in.
So, which is it? Did the soldiers violate an order not to applaud? Or were they just not feeling the urge to applaud such a tired, banal speech?

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Blogroll

Special Feeds

Fun with Google

Search Tools

Technorati

Google

3WN WWW

Prior posts

  • Call for help: MSP Communications
  • This is a job for a professional
  • Teen Talk President
  • Kline v. Rowley
  • The Gospel of Matthew vs James Dobson, Gary Bauer
  • John Cornyn: Supreme Court are Stalinists, Maoists...
  • Shorter Gary Bauer
  • Glasses for the myopic
  • How low can you go? Not low enough as far as I'm ...
  • Archives

    • Gone for now

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours? Site Meter Get Firefox!