The Colonel has found out a great deal about himself recently and would like to thank the kind folks who so civilly and courteously enlightened him.
1. The Colonel is a terrorist.
Of all the "ists" he has been called, this one comes as quite a surprise. Still the Colonel would like to extend his thanks to an unnamed member of the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives for making him aware of this fact. It must be a fact, because the Vice President of the United States was the person to whom the comment was directed and he not only did not chide the congressman (as he surely would have done, were the Colonel not a terrorist) but he is reported (by another Democrat congressman in the room) to have agreed with the assessment. The Colonel is a terrorist.
2. The Colonel has Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters' permission to take a noncircuitous trip to Hell.
The Colonel was heretofore not aware that Congressional permission was required for such a trip, and thanks the gentlelady's gracious grant of such. Heck, Hell can't be much worse than Mississippi in August..., or California anytime, for that matter.
3. The Colonel is a hostage-taker.
There was a time when he was part of an elite organization whose missions included in-extremis hostage rescue, and the Colonel is chagrined to learn that he must now retrain.
4. Jesse Jackson says the Colonel is actually a neo-klansman.
This, too is quite disconcerting. Heretofore in posts hereon, the Colonel has vociferously denounced the Ku Klux Klan and it's mouthbreathing, sister-chasin' members.
(Good thing the Colonel doesn't have a sister.)
5. The Colonel is really an enemy of the state.
Democratic Representative Frederica Wilson, she of snappy red cowboy hat wearin' fame, says that the real enemy is the Colonel. The Colonel assumes she means that he is no longer bound by the oath he took nearly four decades ago to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic." If this is true, it actually comes as quite a relief -- there are so many churlish characters currently undermining our Constitution that the Colonel has been in quite a quandary over where to start to "defend the Constitution against all enemies" and was beginning to feel a bit guilty about his inability to prosecute an adequate defense.
There has been one recent description of the Colonel that he already knew about himself. President Obama described the Colonel a while back as clinging to his faith and his guns.
He got that right.