Sarah Palin uses any and everyone for her political benefit, without giving much thought to the implications of what she is doing. In a twitter remark, Grandma Palin made a reference to George Patton’s Christmas Card, saying:
“General Patton’s Christmas card during fierce battles for freedom is surely deemed politically incorrect today“… http://fb.me/8AlH23bFf
Here is the card and prayer that was written by Chaplain Fr. James O’Neill for the 250,000 troops under Patton’s command in the Third Army:
While many readers may be familiar with the Christmas Card, what Patton is most famous for that was “politically incorrect” was his treatment of “quitters.”
“In its nearly 250-year history, the United States Army produced few such callous leaders — it’s doubtful if the American public would have tolerated them. They certainly didn’t when it came to the firebrand George S. Patton. The outspoken and flamboyant general unleashed a storm of controversy when he famously berated and then struck two shell-shocked soldiers during the Allied campaign in Sicily. Amazingly, the fallout from the incidents very nearly ended his career.”
“It was Aug. 3 and Patton’s Seventh Army, fresh from its victory at Palermo, was driving on Messina. While touring the units under his command, “Old Blood and Guts” as he was known stopped at the 15th Evacuation Field Hospital at Nicosia to pay his respects to casualties being treated there. As Patton visited the recovery ward, he spied Charles Kuhl a rifleman with the 26th Infantry huddled on a supply crate. The 18-year-old private had been pulled from combat to recuperate from what doctors characterized as battle fatigue (today it would be considered post-traumatic stress disorder). Kuhl, who was also racked with malaria and dysentery, reportedly had a 102-degree fever at the time. The general asked the rifleman about his injuries.“I guess I can’t take it,” came the young man’s unsteady reply. Patton exploded. As hospital staff looked on in disbelief, the general yanked the soldier to his feet, called him a coward and slapped him across the face with a leather glove. The enraged general then chased the youth from the tent with a kick to the backside. Kuhl was moved by hospital staff to another tent and treated for his illness.”
Sarah Palin praises George Patton and his troops for their bravery and victory in the Battle of the Bulge. The amazing thing is that had Patton been alive to know Sarah Palin, the quitter, he would have treated her worse than the sick soldier. Can you imagine what he would have said about Track Palin, the jeep driver, who abused his pregnant girlfriend? Sarah Palin never fought for our country, contracted malaria, contracted dysentery, or suffered from ptsd. Yet serving as Governor, from her cozy warm office, was too challenging for Sarah.
In his Training Letter No 5, dated Dec. 14, 1944 , Patton wrote ” We have no quitters.”