Wednesday, October 13, 2010


You'd think the rescue of the Chilean miners would unite us all -- what about it could we possibly disagree on? What about it could inspire us to attack one another?

That's what you'd think, that's what I think, but Michelle Malkin is made of meaner stuff. She looks at the mine rescue and her first thought is to use it to divide Americans, by setting up a couple more liberal straw men, to add to her massive collection.


Celebrating American Chile

... In a different day and age, Jeff Hart would be the most famous American in our country right now. He would be honored at the White House. Schoolchildren would learn of his skill and heroism. But because Jeff Hart works in an industry under fire by the Obama administration, more people in Chile will celebrate this symbol of American greatness than in America itself.

Jeff Hart is a driller based in my home state of Colorado. The father of two has been drilling water wells in Afghanistan at U.S. Army bases. When the San Jose Mine in Chile collapsed in August, he flew to lend his renowned expertise to the rescue effort. As part of an amazing three-way race to the trapped miners, Hart drilled for 33 days straight and was first to reach the caved-in workers. The AP recounts the story — and what strikes me again and again is how the world turned to American ingenuity and American fortitude and American equipment and American enterprise to get the job done ...

Hey, I have no problem praising American individuals and companies that have provided equipment and know-how to get this done. I hope Hart and the rest of the people he's working with do get a day at the White House. (Um, maybe the reason that hasn't happened yet, Michelle, is that Hart and his crew have been too busy actually working on the rescue of the miners. Y'know -- 33 days straight, as you yourself point out?)

Oh, and please note that the Obama administration hates Hart so much that he's working as a contractor for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Now, it's true that Jeff Hart isn't a household name. That must be because of a liberal media plot, right? Let's go to the real American news source, Fox News -- I bet he's a household name there!

* Hits from a search for "Jeff Hart": 5.

* Hits from a search for "New Black Panther Party": 96.

* Hits from a search for "Kim Kardashian": 5973.

Oops -- I guess Fox News hates American heroism.

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