You all know that Pennsylvania’s own Rep. Murtha called for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, effectively creating a national spotlight on his war-decorated self. Then some chick named Rep. Jean Schmidt (or as I like to call her “Mrs. Danvers”) in Ohio went and kind of called him a coward. I say “kind of” because she was shrewd in the way she worded her remark.

She said on the House floor:

“A few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp. He asked me to send Congress a message: Stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.”

Well Colonel Danny Bubp says he said no such thing.

In addition, she hilariously said, “There’s no way that I remotely tried to impugn his character.” Not even remotely? Seems to me she’s rocking the front row of the “Character Impugning” concert.

Irregardless (heh), my question on this issue has nothing to do with the war or politics, and if you think that this post clues you in at all to my stance on either of those issues, you would be wrong.

My question is this:

How the hell do you pronounce “Bubp”?


  1. Karen
    November 23, 2005 10:40 am

    Schmidt calls Bush Coward after President Pardons Turkey

    EWM-(November 22, 2005) Freshman Representative “Mean” Jean Schmidt (R-OH) stood on the floor of the House of Representatives today and called President Bush a coward for pardoning the White House Thanksgiving turkey.

    “A real man would choke that bird with his bare hands. Cowards pardon and run, real men never do,” said Schmidt. Last week the Ohio Republican drew boos and hisses by calling decorated war veteran Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) a “coward” after he recommended withdrawing from Iraq. …

  2. cannot be trusted
    November 23, 2005 10:40 am

    I’m not sure what would take presidence, the “b” or the “p.” I guess it’s a toss up between “Bub” and “Bup.”

    But I can pronounce “Schmidt.” It rhymes with “runt.”

  3. Luke
    November 23, 2005 10:55 am

    I think you actually have to belch to properly pronunce it.

  4. pittgirl
    November 23, 2005 11:08 am

    Man, but you guys are cracking my shit up today! Loves it!