Every Marine’s wife

Mattis was our Country’s most overrated General. He talked a lot, but never “brought home the bacon.” He was terrible! Someday I will tell the real story on him and others – both good and bad!
– Donald J. Trump

I suspect the real story will have something to do with the serious violation by Gen. Mattis of the USMC’s erstwhile Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. That famous story of him prowling around alone on Christmas Eve in order to relieve young Marines on duty tends to take on a darker tone once you realize that there may well have been an alternative meaning to the description of a confirmed bachelor being “married to the Corps”.

It was once said of another general, Julius Caesar, that he was “every man’s woman and every woman’s man.” And it occurs to me that another way of describing a man who is “married to the Corps” is “every Marine’s wife.”