Pandering and pompous in the extreme, from Obama’s Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. You should know that findalis at Monkey in the Middle is an Air Force veteran and she has already received her August check…in July. Here’s the email Panetta sent to the military and other Defense Department employees:
TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EMPLOYEES
As you know, Congress is debating how it plans to meet its obligations and raise the debt ceiling so that the country can pay its bills.
The President expects that Congress will do its job, enact an increase of the debt ceiling that he can sign into law, and end this impasse. I am sending this note to remind you that Department of Defense employees should plan to come to work next week, as scheduled, at their normal place and time.
The patience, diligence, and professionalism that you all have shown through this challenging time in our Nation’s history is something the American people can be proud of – and I am proud of as well.
As Secretary of Defense, you have my commitment that I will do everything possible to ensure that our national defense is protected.
Thank you for your service,
Leon E. Panetta
Secretary of Defense
Monkey in the Middle did not blog about her August veterans check. She sent the information to me in an email and asked me to pass it on. The cartoon is courtesy of Monkey in the Middle’s and Saturday cartoons. Visit and enjoy.