September 19, 2013

ALL HAIL . . . ME!!!!!

I alerted James Taranto yesterday of some dispute over the popular whack that President Clinton is responsible for disarming military bases. Taranto corrects under "Homer Nods:"

Contrary to an assertion in yesterday's column, the policy that forbids most U.S. military servicemen from carrying firearms on base did not originate in the Clinton administration. Rather, according to, it was the Bush administration--the first one--in a February 1992 Defense Department directive.

I got my props:

But I'm sad he did not borrow my heading: "We Blame George H W Bush." Dang. Solid gold that one.

Shameless Self Promotion Posted by John Kranz at September 19, 2013 5:00 PM


Posted by: Terri at September 19, 2013 5:28 PM

Reading -- so you don't have to!

Posted by: jk at September 19, 2013 5:34 PM

Shameless! ;)

GHWB also signed the "assault weapon" ban, did he not? Hence, One-Term Charlie. (His defeat was widely blamed on "read my lips - no new taxes" but I think it was the NRA who cut him loose.) Maybe someone who was paying closer attention at the time can support or refute.

Posted by: johngalt at September 20, 2013 3:42 PM | What do you think? [3]