Dan Rather, Cookie Roberts and a Marine

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Dan Rather, Cokie Roberts and a Marine

> CBS News Anchor Dan Rather, NPR Reporter Cokie Roberts, and a U.S.
> were hiking through the desert one day when they were captured by
> They were tied up, led to the village and brought before the leader. The
> leader said, "I am familiar with your western custom of granting the
> condemned a last wish. Before we kill and dismember you, do you have any
> last requests?"
> Dan Rather said, "Well, I'm a Texan, so I'd like one last bowlful of
> spicy chili."
> The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the chili.
> Rather ate it all and said, "Now I can die content."
> Cokie Roberts said, "I'm a reporter to the end. I want to take out my
> recorder and describe the scene here and what's about to happen. Maybe
> someday someone will hear it and know that I was on the job 'til the
> The leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder, and Roberts
> dictated some comments. She then said, "Now I can die happy."
> The leader turned and said, "And now, Mr. U.S. Marine, what is your
> wish?"
> "Kick me in the butt," said the Marine."
> "What?" asked the leader. "Will you mock us in your last hour?"
> "No, I'm not kidding. I want you to kick me in the behind," insisted the
> Marine.
> So the leader shoved him into the open, and kicked him in the ass. The
> Marine went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled a 9-mm pistol
> inside his cammies, and shot the leader dead. In the resulting
confusion, he
> leapt to his knapsack, pulled out his M4 carbine, and sprayed the Iraqis
> with gunfire. In a flash, the Iraqis were dead or fleeing for their
> As the Marine was untying Rather and Roberts, they asked him, "Why
> you just shoot them? Why did you ask them to kick you in the butt?"
> What!?" said the Marine, "And have you liberal assholes call ME the
> aggressor?

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