The sun is rising in the West!
Applications to West Point are edging up after a multiyear, wartime dip, the academy's superintendent said. ...Where the "reality-based community" sees a decaying job prospects, true Patriots see Victory!!!
As of this month, the academy received 7,870 applicants for the class that will report in June 2007 - a 14 percent increase from the same time last year. Applications at West Point had dipped for several years following a spike generally attributed to post-Sept. 11 patriotism. The decreases, mirrored at other service academies, also played out amid mounting death tolls in Iraq and Afghanistan.
West Point's application deadline is still six months away, but officials said the numbers so far exceed those posted before the Sept. 11 attacks. They did not know why there was an uptick, but they did note they were more aggressive in seeking candidates last year.
But that's not the only surprise:
Hagenbeck said he was particularly pleased that the number of female applicants also was up this year.Got that, feminists? Girls are lining up to be demeaned on account of their gender, and if they happen to get molested by their male classmates, that's just icing on the cake. In your face, "ladies."
While West Point has avoided the sort of highly publicized sex scandals that have roiled some other service academies, a Pentagon task force reported last year that hostile attitudes and inappropriate treatment of women persist at West Point and the Naval Academy. The task force said more women should be admitted as cadets and midshipmen.
"We are on track here," Hagenbeck said. "We will get a qualified pool of women from which to choose."
Newsmax has done us a vital service by bringing this story to Our Nation's attention, as it helps rebut The Left's droning message that WWVI (isn't that what we decided to call it?) is somehow unpopular with the American public. Their refreshing absence of bias is why I read them, and true to that spirit, I would also like to point out this story, with the underlying meaning that the first step to enacting MSM's secular Islezbofascist agenda will be by grafting a curvier physique onto the torso of liberal media's mendacious Big Sister. Praise Him!