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Duncan Hunter Slams Navy for Naming Ship after Cesar Chavez

Home Post Blog: The United States Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is headed to San Diego tomorrow to announce that a ship will be named after labor leader Cesar Chavez. General Dynamics NASSCO spokesman James Gill told the Associated Press it’s a way to pay homage to the Latino workers who built the dry cargo ship, and the neighborhood (Barrio Logan) General Dynamics calls home.

But Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. of East San Diego County, a veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, released a statement to the media today to complain about the naming. (Read more)

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IAmATVJunkie | May 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. ― 3 years, 3 months ago

What? Duncan Hunter's kid Duncan Hunter has a problem with the Navy honoring a native of Mexico?

Did Hunter every consider that naming a ship for Chavez might do great things for recruiting?

Surprised he has time for this with all his fervent opposition to ending DADT. Oh, what am I saying, there's always time for hating on minorities, no matter who busy his schedule.

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HarryStreet | May 18, 2011 at 9:22 a.m. ― 3 years, 3 months ago

We have better things to do than worry about naming Navy ships. Things like the economy, finding decent careers where we can make a living, affordable education, health care, etc. I could go on, but you get the picture. I'm sure the Navy thought about this quite thoroughly anyway.

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