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Thursday, July 27, 2017

 
It vas just boys talk

by digby




The Boy Scout Chief Executive has had to apologize for the remarks by our cretinous imbecile of a president:

Scouting Family,

In the last two weeks, we have celebrated the best of Scouting at our 20th National Jamboree with nearly 40,000 participants, volunteers, staff and visitors. The 2017 National Jamboree has showcased and furthered the Scouting mission by combining adventure and leadership development to give youth life-changing experiences. Scouts from Alaska met Scouts from Alabama; Scouts from New Mexico met those from New York, and American youth met youth from 59 other countries.

Over the course of ten days, Scouts have taken part in adventures, learned new skills, made new and lasting friendships and completed over 200 community service projects that offered 100,000 hours of service to the community by young men and women eager to do the right thing for the right reasons.

These character-building experiences have not diminished in recent days at the jamboree –  Scouts have continued to trade patches, climb rock walls, and share stories about the day’s adventures. But for our Scouting family at home not able to see these real moments of Scouting, we know the past few days have been overshadowed by the remarks offered by the President of the United States.

I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is in no way an endorsement of any person, party or policies. For years, people have called upon us to take a position on political issues, and we have steadfastly remained non-partisan and refused to comment on political matters. We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.


It was more than just politics, wasn't it?

This is what comes from having a pussy-grabbing bully in the White House. You can't even ask him to address a group of young boys for fear that he's going to brag about his "victory" insult previous presidents and former political rivals and chatter crudely about rich guys having orgies on yachts because "the boy scouts know..."

After all, his own wife excused him bragging about assaulting women by saying it was just "boys talk." She blamed Billy Bush for egging him on. Maybe these boy scouts did too.



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