Several Republicans who were on the House floor said afterward that Ms. Schmidt did not appear to know she was referring to a much-decorated veteran.
"The poor lady didn't know Jack Murtha was a Marine - she really just ran into a hornet's nest," said Representative Jack Kingston of Georgia.
Representative David Dreier of California said, "Very clearly, she did not know that Jack Murtha was a Marine."
"What she lacks in tact, she makes up for in being a complete moron."
By the way, it would be nice if the New York Times would actually give an accurate description of the "Marine Colonel" she quoted. Colonel Bobp is a complete GOP shill, and current GOP Ohio State Representative (is he awash in Noe money?)