|18 year old (Sassy) Melissa Campbell|
I ran across this article at the Washington Times about Melissa Campbell. If you don't remember her she was the ex- Marine who called out pathological liar Xavier Alvarez who falsely claimed he was a Medal of Honor recipient.
His case is currently pending in the Supreme Court for violating the Stolen Valor act. What some folks don't know is what happened to Melissa after exposing Alvarez as a fraud. The Washington Times explains:
"I was told it was unprofessional to confront him," she told The Washington Times in a recent interview. The company did not respond to inquiries about her departure, citing a policy of not commenting on personnel matters. Mr. Alvarez declined through an attorney to comment.
Ms. Campbell now works as a family readiness officer for the military. She has politely declined the offers from a parade of lawyers inquiring whether she would like to file a lawsuit against her former employer. She told them she was not interested. While she still wants her name cleared, she said, she doesn't want to spend any more time thinking about Mr. Alvarez.
Indeed, when she was invited by federal prosecutors to attend Mr. Alvarez's criminal sentencing, Ms. Campbell declined. Nor did she have any desire to attend the Supreme Court hearing last month.
After reading this I was simply dumbstruck by the contrast between this woman and Sandra Fluke. Unlike Ms. Fluke, Campbell apparently wasn't itching for a fight or just looking for a reason to be offended. Further, she apparently is not a media whore , er, I mean hound. (gotta watch it, don't want my many advertisers to drop me).
Ms. Campbell could have gotten all gussied up and marched into the Supreme Courthouse, self-righteously assured of her relevance. But she didn't, if fact it looks as if she has put Alvarez and his nonsense behind her and rose above the politics of it. In other words, she righted a wrong (like all good Marines) and moved on to the next mission.
Contrast this woman's actions with one Sandra Fluke. This from Education News:
"Sandra Fluke's Appearance Is No Fluke" – More information about Fluke came out on the Today Show yesterday (see below). She is not 23 but is 30.
She is not an expert on contraceptives but is a rabid women's rights activist. She deliberately selected a Catholic law school knowing full well what their policies were on contraception just so that she could battle them; and even though she is not an expert on women's reproductive health issues and was not chosen to testify before Congress, Nancy Pelosi pulled Sandra Fluke into a contrived "hearing" so that all of us Americans "could be played" by the leftist Democrats.
However, it looks like that kerfuffle is winding down because it looks like even the Christian Science Monitor (not exactly a bastion of conservative thought) says it's time to move on, but I can guarantee you Fluke will play this until she becomes just as irrelevant as nutcase Cindy Sheehan.
But the point I want to make is just how dissimilar these women are. I decided (lazy as I am) to actually do a bit of research on each women (a full five minutes on Google). Anyway I thought of it this way. If both these women were applying for a job at your firm - who would you hire?
To help in your decision making I have assembled a list of accomplishments and a mini résumé at the end:
Ms. Campbell, a 10 year veteran of the Marine Corps.
Ms. Fluke is a 10 veteran of academia.
Ms. Campbell calls out Xavier Alvarez for dishonoring Medal of Honor recipients.
Ms. Fluke lies in front of congress and gets invited on The View.
Ms. Campbell finds another job after her termination.
Ms. Fluke wants me to pay for her to have sex.
Ms. Campbell's education:
- Basic Training USMC
- Ms. Manners Etiquette School
- Mira Costa Community College
- California State - Fullerton (Associates Degree, Liberal Arts)
- Riverside County Sheriff's Academy 2004 Ben Clark Training Academy, Riverside California
- San Diego State University BA Communications
Ms. Fluke's education:
- Cornell University:
Interdepartmental major in the College of Human Ecology, Fluke studied in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and the Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program. She was president of Students Acting for Gender Equality and treasurer of the Society for Human Resource Management
Georgetown Law School:
Fluke is a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Résumé - Ms. Campbell - Here is her linked in page - needless to say this woman has been very busy and very productive. Here are just a very few highlights that stood out to me:
1986 - 1996 US (mother scratch'n) Marine Corps!
2004-2005 Menifee Unified School District - Special Education Instructional Assistant (Special education as in helping kids with mild to severe special needs)
2004-2007 Southern California Edison - Corporate Event Planner (Here she was fired for correctly exposing Alvarez as a pathological liar and dishonoring every REAL medal of honor recipient)
2006-2007 Corona Regional Medical Center - Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
2007-2008 Capistrano Unified School District - Special Education Instructional Assistant (working with special needs kids again)
2007-2011 US Marine Corps - Family Readiness Officer (You can take the gal out of the Corps but not the Corps out of the gal!)
Conducted outreach, rapport development and mulch-faceted communication efforts which facilitated important two-way communication between the command, 1250 Marines, and over 5000 family members.
2011 Capistrano Unified School District - Special Education Instructional Assistant (working with special needs kids again)
Résumé - Ms. Fluke - Academia….<insert crickets chirping here>
While you can argue the age difference and say that Fluke will accomplish great things. But I will submit this, by the time Ms. Campbell was thirty she had 10 years in the Corp under her belt and near earning her degree at San Diego State.
The Flukester? <insert crickets chirping here>.
The relative differences between these two women is staggering in both accomplishment and character. One looks to humbly make the world a better place, the other looks to make the world bow to her views.
Ms. Fluke wants gender equality? Then my dear Sandra, you need to take a page out of Melissa Campbell's book, she can tell you how to get equity. Why? Because she EARNED it. And not by sitting safely in some women's group gazing at her navel. No this woman went out and did something. And that is something will always be beyond both your reach and understanding and for that I truly feel sorry for you.
Exit question: if you had to hire one of these women who would it be? The real feminist, who is willing to put her life (in the corp) and her job (Alvarez) on the line for what she believes in, or the pampered Ivy Leaguer who's been mollycoddled her entire life and gets shots on the View because some big bad radio man called her an unpleasant name?
Bottom line: I would consider it an honor to work for Ms. Campbell. As for Fluke? Eh, just another shallow bimbo with another political ax to grind with no real value in the big scheme of things.