TUCSON, Ariz. - Five older women known as the "Tucson Raging Grannies" pleaded innocent Monday to misdemeanor trespassing charges lodged when they tried to enlist at a military recruitment center.
A judge set an Aug. 19 pretrial hearing for the women, who range from 55 to 81 years old ? decades older than the maximum allowable age for recruits.
I mention this not because I share their belief that we should summarily yank the troops out of Iraq right away -- I don't -- but because I find the contrast so immensely amusing. What contrast, you ask? How about the contrast between these kindly little old ladies and folks like . . . oh . . . Jonah Goldberg? John Hinderaker? Rich Lowry? Captain Ed? Matt Margolis?
If you're playing at home, let's tally up the attempted enlistments: Tucson Raging Grannies 5, 101st Fighting Keyboarders 0.
Wow. I mean, I always kind of had an idea that Goldberg and Hinderaker were bigger pussies than most grandmas, but it's kind of cool to see it right out in the open like that.
Good show, grannies.