Reader Mail: Menendez is Rude

2/4/2008:

Another mail segment today comes from a Hoboken411 reader who’s brother is serving in Iraq. He wanted everyone to know how rude politicians can be.

robert-menendez-hoboken-rude-to-soldiers-in-iraq.jpg“My brother is currently serving in the U.S. Navy for five years. He volunteered to go to Bagdad, Iraq, and has been there since last May. I’m very proud of him and all he does to protect our freedom. He serves in a joint task force and writes briefs that go to General Petraeus. Things have been going extremely well there (as you can tell by the lack of Iraq coverage in the NY Times) and the surge is working. My brother was asked to meet with Senator Robert Menendez about 2 weeks ago.

He was excited to meet the senator and explain to him how things were going compared to how they are reported. When he finally was introduced to him, he was wearing a beaten up grey sweatshirt. Even the troops who are fighting must dress better. The senator was extremely rude and looked as if he was doing my brother a favor by being there. He became even more dismayed when my brother said how well things were going in Iraq. This was not the answer he wanted to hear.

All in all, my brother came away from the conversation extremely hurt. This representative of the United States didn’t show one ounce of compassion for the work being done there and seemed above everyone who was working so hard for our country. Even after explaining about me living in Hoboken, he didn’t seem to care about a word that was said.

I just thought our Hoboken community would like to see what a fine politician we have elected.”

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122 Comments on "Reader Mail: Menendez is Rude"


Blucheez
Member
8 years 7 months ago

How are we going to defeat Al Quaida when we have guys in the Navy who are “extremely hurt” by inconsiderate behavior from US Senators?

I 3rd the call of “bullshit” on this little nugget of propaganda.

SFH
Member
SFH
8 years 7 months ago

Ok, fine. But I’ve got news for you–if you voted for Kean things wouldn’t be any different that they are now in regards to the Iraq War 🙄

mswsocialwork
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mswsocialwork
8 years 7 months ago

The war in Iraq is the issue I am most concerned about. Given the choice between Kean and Menendez, it was a no brainer.

SFH
Member
SFH
8 years 7 months ago

msw–Was that your only reason for voting for Menendez? Did you take into consideration his positions on other matters of importance to our country? What was his track record like as a congressman? I don’t like the war in Iraq but do have enormous respect for those who volunteer to serve our country. It breaks my heart to hear of yet another person getting killed over there. So…Menendez is against the war and you voted for him. Ok, that’s your right. But I want to ask, how’s that working for you? What has he done to try to get us out of there?

mswsocialwork
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mswsocialwork
8 years 7 months ago

I voted for Menendez rather than support warmonger Tom Kean.
Get it?

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