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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:35 PM
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Pat Robertson: "Liquor Officer"
Edited on Wed Jan-13-10 06:36 PM by GreatCaesarsGhost
This link will take you to an interesting read about Marion C. "Pat" Robertson

and his Korean War experience as a "combat Marine" and his libel suit trial.

<snip>

The theme of the story had four parts:

(1) Robertson, as a young Marine lieutenant en route to Korea in 1951, had asked the assistance of his father, Virginia Senator A. Willis Robertson, to keep him out of combat.

(2) His father had intervened and gotten his son and a friend taken off the troopship and kept in Japan. Four other young lieutenants had also been taken off the ship for cover so that no political influence would be inferred.

(3) Some months later one of the four had caught the ear of a General's aide at a cocktail party and volunteered all six for transfer to Korea, much to Robertson's anger and dismay.

(4) The six had gone to Korea, where several were forthwith wounded, but Robertson had been assigned as the "liquor officer" with frequent booze runs to Japan.

</snip>

edit: forgot link

http://www.schlatter.org/liquor_officer.htm
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:48 PM
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1. Did he make this pact with Satan?
Or is the role of "liquor officer" only offered to those who can walk on scotch and water?
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:01 PM
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2. Pat is a Korean War Chicken of the first stank.
Thanks to saving his pimply backside, the little runt's now a billionaire, thanks to using the Bible for separating the feeble in mind from their fatted wallets. Some more background:

Know your BFEE: Pat Robertson Incorporated a Gold Mine with a Terrorist

It ain't over, by a long shot...

Know your BFEE: Cultkeepers
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:07 PM
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3. Typical republicon
Republicons = The Latter Day Pharisees. Fer sure.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:09 PM
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4. Color me shocked that another war-gasmic Republican is a chickenhawk.
People like Robertson make me wish hell was real, so he could suffer in it.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:11 PM
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5. then he became a snake oil salesman....and a seller of jesus
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:23 PM
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6. It's a small world. Pete McCloskey was the righteous dude that blew the whistle
Edited on Wed Jan-13-10 07:24 PM by Brother Buzz
Pete McCloskey was the last republican I has a shred of respect for. He's now a Democrat and still kicking around, righting wrongs. His last battle helped topple Pombo.
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