MO and Jill have a new plan. It might sound like an old plan, but since they just announced it (again) yesterday that makes it a new plan. Today.
Oh, I forgot - the plan:
Because in the end, this is something that I think we can all agree on, no matter where we come from, no matter what we might think about any other issue. We all know that this issue -- this is not a Democrat issue, this is not a Republican issue. This is an American issue. And more importantly, this is an American obligation. It truly is.
It’s about showing our gratitude to that very small group of Americans who make such a tremendous contribution and sacrifice to this country. And it’s about serving the people who sacrifice so much to serve us.
No, heheheh. Don’t be silly. Lady M’s not talking about herself. Is she?
…which is how I came to this issue thinking about the challenges I face and then looking at a military spouse who is shouldering the exact same burden…
…So the thing I had to think about is if I’m feeling sorry for myself in my role with all that I’m juggling, just imagine if I were in their position, with the pressures and the challenges and the uncertainty. But they do it proudly. And that’s the thing that we’ve learned.
Cuz, golly, who could have ever imagined that military families would be proud of their husbands, wives, dads, moms, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters who were serving in the armed forces of the United States – of AMERICA! So you see, all those trips across country and Air Force Won-2 were worth it. Sort of like Hillary’s listening tours.
…So we’re excited. We’re going to gear up. We’re going to be working hard. We’re going to (be) on the road. We’re going to make this fun and exciting. We’re going to pull in businesses and entertainment and sports, and we’re going to pull in all sectors to get behind this effort.
So thank you all in advance, and I look forward to visiting your states. (all 57 of them) So you all take care and good luck.
Good luck indeed! WTF! Win the Future. You know?
And Big Guy spoke to the governors too, telling them about his WTF campaign:
We need a skilled and educated workforce, a commitment to cutting-edge research and technology, and a fast and reliable transportation and communications network. (Big Guy’s high speed internet train station at the next high speed off ramp) That’s how we’re going to bring new jobs to America, and that’s how we’re going to win the future.
And he even took time to address an issue that’s not even one that he’s personally responsible for:
But let me also say this: I don’t think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon. We need to attract the best and the brightest to public service. These times demand it. We’re not going to attract the best teachers for our kids, for example, if they only make a fraction of what other professionals make.
Governor Walker’s press secretary, Cullen Werwie, responded for him:
I'm sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I'm sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.
Which just goes to show how important a press secretary can be. Take Big Guy’s for example: Since Big Guy was busy taking care of union business in Wisconsin, that left it up to JJ to handle foreign affairs this week:
Colonel Qaddafi needs to step aside, to step down. He has lost all legitimacy in the eyes of his people, most importantly, and in the eyes of the world community. He is no longer in a position to credibly lead his nation. And he is, in the meantime, inflicting horrific violence on the people he claims to serve and the people he claims love him -- which is quite a claim indeed. So I won’t put a deadline on it, except to say now would be good.
Big Guy said essentially the same thing last week, butt until you hear it from his press secretary, nobody takes it seriously. For some reason.