A telling tale for these transformative times

Eric Fanning, Obama's gay Secretary of the Army, a man with no active-duty uniformed service, is being replaced with Donald Trump's nominee, Vincent Viola, a West Point and Ranger School graduate who served several years with my beloved 101st Airborne Division before leaving the Army to become a self-made billionaire.

Apparently, the good life hasn't done much to change Vinnie's Airborne Ranger Attitude.  From the Daily Caller:

Vincent Viola, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Army, allegedly punched a concessions worker at a racehorse auction in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. last year, according to a police report obtained by the New York Times.

Viola — the owner of the NHL Florida Panthers and retired Army Ranger —reportedly punched the concessions worker in the face after confronting the man for pushing his wife when she tried to enter the event's kitchen area. His wife, Theresa, was attempting to get water for a woman who had fainted. The incident happened in August.

"Vincent states about 45 minutes after the incident occurred, Theresa located the subject who had pushed her and then pointed him out to Vincent," the police report reads. "Vincent then reportedly confronted the subject, [redacted] two subjects then engaged in a verbal dispute. [Redacted] states the argument escalated with Viola punching him just prior to my arrival on scene."

The altercation left the worker, whose name was redacted from the police report, with a "bloody lip."

Forgive me for a possibly stereotypical misperception, but somehow I just can't see Eric doing much more than stamping a warmly burnished Berluti loafer and throwing a bit of a hissy fit had someone pushed his baby-faced boyfriend out of the kitchen.  Would it be unduly rash of me to suppose there's some significant attitudinal adjustment on the way for our United States Army?  Could this be a parable for these transformative times?

Eric Fanning, Obama's gay Secretary of the Army, a man with no active-duty uniformed service, is being replaced with Donald Trump's nominee, Vincent Viola, a West Point and Ranger School graduate who served several years with my beloved 101st Airborne Division before leaving the Army to become a self-made billionaire.

Apparently, the good life hasn't done much to change Vinnie's Airborne Ranger Attitude.  From the Daily Caller:

Vincent Viola, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Army, allegedly punched a concessions worker at a racehorse auction in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. last year, according to a police report obtained by the New York Times.

Viola — the owner of the NHL Florida Panthers and retired Army Ranger —reportedly punched the concessions worker in the face after confronting the man for pushing his wife when she tried to enter the event's kitchen area. His wife, Theresa, was attempting to get water for a woman who had fainted. The incident happened in August.

"Vincent states about 45 minutes after the incident occurred, Theresa located the subject who had pushed her and then pointed him out to Vincent," the police report reads. "Vincent then reportedly confronted the subject, [redacted] two subjects then engaged in a verbal dispute. [Redacted] states the argument escalated with Viola punching him just prior to my arrival on scene."

The altercation left the worker, whose name was redacted from the police report, with a "bloody lip."

Forgive me for a possibly stereotypical misperception, but somehow I just can't see Eric doing much more than stamping a warmly burnished Berluti loafer and throwing a bit of a hissy fit had someone pushed his baby-faced boyfriend out of the kitchen.  Would it be unduly rash of me to suppose there's some significant attitudinal adjustment on the way for our United States Army?  Could this be a parable for these transformative times?