Thursday, July 28, 2005

Support the troops Boy Scouts

BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- The Boy Scouts marched onto the field singing, plopping down in the grass to wait for President Bush. But hours later, the news that Bush couldn't make it was drowned out by sirens and shouts as hundreds fell ill because of the blistering heat.

About 300 people, most of them Scouts, suffered from dehydration, fatigue and lightheadedness Wednesday just days after four Scout leaders were killed at the national Jamboree while pitching a tent beneath a power line.

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Nice. Left 'em twising in the wind for hours while you made up your mind, didja? Wasn't like you were heading across the country, was it? Didn't even have to fire up Air Force One. Could have done it with six Suburbans. I mean, regardless of what I said about them, they did lose 4 people earler in the week. Might have been nice for the (p)resident not to kick 'em in the ass when they were down.

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