The Best Comeback Line Ever!

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    THE BEST COMEBACK LINE EVER!

    Marine Corps General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio the other day and you'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this!!!!

    This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

    GENERAL REINWALD: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

    GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

    GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

    GENERAL REINWALD: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

    The radio went silent and the interview ended. You gotta love the Marines!
     
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    That's just classic!
     
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    I know, I love it.

    The headine could have also read, "How To Shut Up A Liberal"... :D
     
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    Well, looks like it was 'too good to be true'. But it's still a great line:

    http://www.npr.org/about/urbanmyth.reinwald.html
     
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    Heh, when I saw the thread title, I immediately thought of this story and went to post it. Apparently it never happened, unfortunately.

    http://www.snopes.com/military/reinwald.htm
     
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    True but if we repeat it enough we can make it true, right?:tng:
     
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    Thats the LMM's motto. Repeat the story enough and it BECOMES Truth.
     
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    Hey, it's the sentiment that counts!
     
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    But it does give someone an excellent opening to start a gun thread!

    ;)
     

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