Murtha, a lawmaker since 1974 and a Vietnam veteran who received a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he doesn't hold Schmidt responsible.
"This is a new member, and sometimes they give her something to say that ... they get out of hand. I try not to take this stuff personal," he said.
IMO, Murtha has permanantly redfined the definiton of "cool."
And heck, he doesn't even ride a motorcycle or play the guitar or wiggle his hips!