Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps – known as “covers” — with a new version that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.
“We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!” one senior Marine source fumed to The Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.”
The thin new covers have a feminine line that some officials think would make them look just as good on female marines as on males — in keeping with the Obama directive.
“The Marine Corps is being ‘encouraged’ by DoD to standardize on a unisex/universal dress and service cap,” Marine brass noted in an internal memo obtained by The Post.
The mandatory change, dictated by a man who never even thought of serving in the military, comes at a time when the nation’s defenses are supposedly weakened due to the sequestration cuts. Wasting money to make our warriors look like more ladylike is among the most idiotic ideas imaginable. File this under “We have the stupidest government in the history of Western Civilization, and Barack Obama is its proud champion.”
The only good news here is that Obama’s foolishness can still be stopped. Maybe.
Marines have until Friday to cast their votes on whether to adopt them or keep the old hat with modifications. Marine Corps head Gen. James Amos will make the final decision.
Gen. Amos is a political appointee who serves atop the USMC at the pleasure of the president. So, the Marines may vote against the French ladies’ hat, only to have it jammed onto their heads anyway.