December 13, 2007

Just Another Flake Who Doesn't Know His Place

When we have a Governor who has never served in the military claim that he is the Commander in Chief of federalized Colorado National Guard soldiers and airmen, it makes those of us who have served more than a little sick.

"They are under my command essentially," said [ Bill ] Ritter, who doesn't have a military background.

Once Federalized, the Commander in Chief of Colorado Guardsmen is the President, not the Governor. The Governor has no more lawful authority over a federalized guardsman than he has over an active duty soldier who happens to be from Colorado.

Delusions of grandeur are exactly that, delusions.

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