Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha died today at age 77. He represented the PA 12th District. His gall bladder saved him from an embarrassing re-election defeat, and saved the voters of the 12th from any further embarrassment. Remember in ’08 when he called them – his own voters – racists?
I’ll shed no tears for him. I saw him as a bloated bombastic windbag, – always looking for the TV cameras and almost always on the wrong side of issues. He was probably the “King of Pork” in Congress – the John Murtha Airport – with only three flights daily – being one of the more glaring examples.
I’ll let the Marines who served around him write his final epithet. For my 2 cents worth: “G’bye John, – we won’t miss ya’!”
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!