Lack of Military Experience of North Carolina Senators and Representatives

The Southern Dem was rehashing his anger at the Murtha madness in November when he began a list of the military experience of North Carolinians in Washington. It is an interesting list:

NC Senators
Elizabeth Dole, R-NC - No military experience
Richard Burr, R-NC - No military experience

NC Representatives
G.K. Butterfield, D-NC - No military experience
Bob Etheridge, D-NC - Served in the United States Army 1965-1967
Walter B. Jones, R-NC - North Carolina National Guard 1967-1971
David Price, D-NC - No military experience
Virginia Foxx, R-NC - No military experience
Howard Coble, R-NC - 5 1/2 years in the United States Coast Guard and 18 years in the Coast Guard Reserve.
Mike McIntyre, D-NC - No military service
Robin Hayes, R-NC - No military service
Sue Myrick, R-NC - No military service
Pat McHenry, R-NC - No military service
Charles Taylor, R-NC - No military service
Mel Watt, D-NC - No military service
Brad Miller, D-NC - No military service

I see a severe lack of military experience in our Congressmen. I think it is time to elect the Iraq war veteran, Tim Dunn, for NC-8.

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Southern Dem

Southern Dem is a woman

But the big question is

what is Gray . . .

. . . other than a beautiful name.

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Hi Gray!

We got that worked out. Glad to see you here. Betsy



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Gray is a librul from Charlotte :)

He's also an elected member, Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation Board.



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G.K. Butterfield

Targator, I only got one disagreement on this. And Butterfield isnt from my District. But he did serve in the Army & is a Vietnam Vet. As a veteran Service Officer I went thru channels to St.Louis Personnell Center & he is a for real Vietnam Vet. His DD-214 indicates it. A copy can be obtained thru the FOIA .
Party: Democrat
Residence: Wilson
Marital Status: Divorced
Prev. Occupation: Judge, Attorney
Prev. Political Exp.: NC Superior Court, 1988-2001, 2002-04; NC Supreme Court, 2001-02
Education: BS North Carolina Central University, 1971; JD North Carolina Central University, 1974
Military: USA, 1968-70
Birthdate: 04/27/1947
Birthplace: Wilson, NC
Religion: Baptist

Congressman Butterfield is 58 years old. He is divorced with adult daughters, Valeisha and Lenai. He is a member of Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson where he previously served as Chairman of the Finance Committee.

In 1968 Butterfield was drafted into the United States Army and served as a Personnel Specialist until 1970 when he received an honorable discharge.
Spooky Da Dem Vet

Good to know

I took the list from another website. Not having a permanent staff I am not able to research every post that I do to the extent that I would otherwise like to, BlueNC relies a lot on its readers to correct some of our oversights and appreciate when they do.

Not me.

I've got a permanent staff. They are lazy, ungrateful layabouts. I caught one of them trying to leave work with an entire box of permalinks from the supply closet. Needless to say, that's one seven year old indonesian who is currently unemployed!

What's so funny is he took the list from ME

Sorry...but if it wasn't on GQ's bio I didn't include it...my bad. Hell, at least it was another Dem with war experience!



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You get on to bed, girl.

(I'm with you on the school thing. I'm involved in some major task force stuff around public school transformation, and I have to say, I'm not very optimistic. The winger ideas suck. The progressive ideas suck. The teachers organization are in defense mode. The administrators are buried under bullshit. And nobody has a decent plan about what do to. Thank god I've been able to afford private school for my daughter who was drowning in public middle school.)

That sounds about right.

I know Charlotte is worse than the rest of the state. Actually, we hear down here that Raleigh and Chapel Hill are far better than the rest of the state. (That's gotta really get under their skin at the education center b/c they don't want Raleigh to be better than Charlotte at anything - especially EDUCATION)



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Wake pays

a higher supplemental salary than anywhere else in the state. Coincidence? I think not.