New LCS named for Gabrielle Giffords – Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Navy Times

In yet another break with tradition, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Friday that a new Littoral Combat Ship would be named for Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived a January 2011 assassination attempt.

“The selection of Gabrielle Giffords, designated LCS 10, honors the former Congresswoman from Tucson, Arizona, who is known for supporting the military and veterans, advocating for renewable energy and championing border security,” the Navy said in a statement accompanying the announcement.

via New LCS named for Gabrielle Giffords – Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Navy Times.

Really?  Really?

With a history of over 230 years, hundreds of battles, thousands of heroes, and a long, long list of distinuished ship names, the very most deserving person in the whole country to have a ship named after them is a back bench member of Congress who’s only claim to fame is surviving the attack of a lunatic?

For shame.

On my first day as Dictator for Life, one of my executive proclamations will be that 1) No Navy ship shall be named for a living person, and 2) membership in Congress is automatically disqualifying for consideration for ever having a ship named after you.

5 thoughts on “New LCS named for Gabrielle Giffords – Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Navy Times”

  1. How about the “USS Obama”
    Ships Motto: Quid non? Nobel Pacis Praemium nihil accepi.
    Translation*: Why not? I received the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing.

    *Not an exact translation. It’s the best Google Translate could do.

  2. Couldn’t have said it better, Brad.

    Smart money says that the next democratic administration will probably – almost certainly – bring us USS BARACK OBAMA (CVN 8x).

  3. Just to let you know, when they name a ship after me, I shall insist the ship be of the old Iowa class battleships. I don’t want my name associated with anything that is a feather short on the firepower ratings.

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