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Broun (2)

Kathryn, the more you look at the details of this story the weirder it gets. First there’s the fact that Rep. Broun believes that allowing the sale of Playboy on military bases “denigrates [sic] the moral standing of our troops both here and abroad.” Really? Here? Abroad? Where is the evidence? Secondly, there’s the fact that his spokesman, John Kennedy, is reportedly claiming that taxpayer dollars are involved because taxpayer dollars are “used to pay military salaries, so taxpayer money is, in effect, being used to buy these materials.”  Follow that logic, and it wouldn’t matter whether the serviceman bought his Playboy on the base or off. It’s still “taxpayer dollars” wherever he spends it, a logic that would apply, incidentally, equally well to any spending by any civil servant, including, for that matter, Congressman Broun. So Congressman, as your staff seem to believe that is your business how servicemen spend their money, could you let them know how you spend yours?