Hillary Clinton and the Purple Heart
Friday, February 17, 2006
Newsmax is running a somewhat misleading headline that Sen. Hillary Clinton received a Purple Heart when in fact she received an award of a different kind:
Hillary Clinton Gets Purple Heart Award
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has put in for a Purple Heart award - and she received the decoration yesterday.
The former first lady garnered the award without being wounded in combat - or sustaining any kind of injury at all - as is usually the case with Purple Heart recipients.
Neither has Clinton ever served in the military, though she once claimed in a TV interview she tried to join the Marines.
Instead, Mrs. Clinton received a symbolic award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart "in recognition of her inspirational leadership and dedicated service to America’s military service members and America’s veterans."
"I am honored to receive the Inspirational Leadership Award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart,” Hillary said, in a statement posted to her web site announcing the award...
Here's a bit from ABC about it (second sourcing):
ABC News: The Note: Gang of 1 (February 15, 2006)
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the Brookings Institution's "America's First Suburbs" symposium at 8:45 am ET. At 10:00 am ET, Sen. Clinton attends committee hearings and she concludes her public schedule for the day at 4:00 pm when she receives the "Inspiration of the Year Award" from the Order of the Purple Heart.
While Newsmax might be a bit shrill about this, what in the hell is the Order of the Purple Heart thinking?!
Is Senator Clinton a supporter of the military?
(please, no posts about her resurrecting the Purple Heart commemorative stamp)
What do you think about this?