The right wing blogosphere has been abuzz with umbrage and outrage. President Obama, they proclaim, wants the Marines to wear girly hats.
The story originated in an article in the New York Post, which stated that the iconic ‘covers’ were being replaced by something unisex.
Semper Fi. Jarheads. Our military forced to don something designed by Tim Gunn of Project Runway.
Except it is not true.
A former Marine veteran has dismissed the story as b*llsh*t.
The President of the United States is not involved with military uniforms.
Still the writer researched this allegation just in case.
Each year a panel of senior enlisted Marines meet and determine any changes that they want done to uniforms.
Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos ultimately has the final say.
The reason that the hats are being changed is because the current manufacturer is going out of business.
According to Business Insider:
“The President in no way, shape, or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover,” said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a spokesperson for the Marine Corps. “We’re looking for a new cover for our female Marines for the primary reason that the former manufacturer went out of business. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.”
So there you go.
h/t: Business Insider.