In an email blast to subscribers Code Pink plays an April Fool’s joke and doesn’t mind using the fact that Sarah Palin’s son is currently serving his country overseas as their punchline:
We never thought it would happen, but Sarah Palin has joined forces with CODEPINK! “My eyes have been opened, goshdarnit,” she told us. “As a mother, it suddenly hit me that war is bad for children all around the world, you know what I mean? I want my son, Track, to come home from Iraq, and I don’t want him to be sent to Afghanistan, either, doggonit.” We asked if she would come to Washington, DC for our Mother’s Day peace vigil and she winked and said “You betcha-I still have a pretty snazzy pink suit, thanks to the RNC!” She even cancelled a moose hunting trip just to join us!
But we have invited comedy writer, actor and mother Tina Fey, who played Sarah Palin so brilliantly on Saturday Night Live, to stand with us in front of the White House on Mother’s Day weekend, May 9 and 10. Won’t you join us, too? Check out our rockin’ Mother’s Day page for more info!
Sweet, right? But no, Code Pink isn’t partisan, you know.
You’d never know that Obama and the Democrats are in power now and that they’re the ones keeping troops in Iraq and actually putting more troops in Afghanistan. I’ll wait for the email that mocks Michelle Obama and her daughters.
As Code Pink thinks it’s OK to use the troops as part of a joke, CMR will delve into its quote vault and respond with the words of Col. Jessup from “A Few Good Men”:
Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have more responsibility here than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. I know deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you don’t want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then question the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand to post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!
I’ll be over here waiting for the email from Code Pink that mocks Obama and his family.