Before we go any further, yes, I know that I spelled the word "respect" incorrectly. I suppose I wanted to emphasize that many of those serving in this President's administration are seemingly cut from the same cloth. When I read the following entry on Chuck Heath, Jr.'s Facebook page, I must confess that I felt a range of emotions starting with anger, then sadness and again anger.
Here's what Chuck Heath, Jr. wrote:
Gina McCarthy, the head of the EPA and an Obama appointee, visited Alaska and was given a couple of small gifts from the locals. One of the gifts was a jar of moose meat. McCarthy is quoted as saying, "that stuff could gag a maggot". She was also given a souvenir pin from the community of North Pole. When asked about it, she said "I threw the f...ing thing away!"
Zero respect for the traditions and kindness of Alaskans, and it looks like our own Alaska Senator Begich has stepped up to defend her.
Take a look at McCarthy's record on carbon credits, Keystone Pipeline stance, etc., and you'll get a good look at someone that is thwarting American resource development and energy independence.
This is another reason we want the Federal government to STAY OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!
I can only venture to guess that Ms. McCarthy has absolutely no clue as to the amount of work that went into that life-sustaining jar of moose meat. There was the planning and preparation for the hunt. There was the time invested in the hunt itself with no guarantee that it would be successful. Finally, if the hunter is successful, the meat must be properly field-dressed and then cured, canned, or frozen in order to preserve it so that the meat is safe to eat. A lot of work went into that gift of canned moose meat!
Would it have really been that difficult to simply say "thank you"? Was it necessary for a government official on a taxpayer funded trip to drop the F-bomb? Somewhere along the way, Ms. McCarthy missed the important lesson of "do unto others".
Is it really too much to expect R-E-S-P-E-C-T from public servants? Apparently so.