Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rep. Hansen makes boring speech on Navy Day – on purpose

U.S. Navy Photo by Seaman Apprentice Daniel Walls
OK, that’s not totally accurate: In his floor speech Feb. 22 in support of House Resolution 4672 honoring the Navy, Rep. Drew Hansen of Bainbridge Island recounted the wartime naval service experiences of his grandfather and uncle – which, he warned House members, weren’t very glamorous or even interesting. But that helped Hansen make his point: that while heroic deeds win medals, it also takes the steady performance of routine duties to win wars.

Watch Rep. Hansen's floor speech here:

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