"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

PYB Going on National Television News

I've been invited to discuss defending the Constitution on a major television news network in the very soon time frame, and I look forward to that opportunity.

I'm probably the least suited person I know for the television business, but my itinerary says there is a "hair and makeup" session so I hope that makes everything good to go.  Or maybe they mistook an attack pilot for a fighter pilot, and just threw the makeup in as a courtesy.

Wish me luck.


  1. Best of luck to you, sincerely. Your undaunted and often unpopular defense of the U.S. Constitution over the years has truly inspired me and I am truly grateful that there are a few officers left who vehemently believe in their oath. I look forward to watching the interview.....

  2. Just got back to home plate. The news program flew me to NYC for the weekend, pretty cool. The interview went well, I think, although I did look like a fat oompa loompa after the makeup session. There is only so much makeup can do. The folks were very friendly, and I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss our constitutional rights and the importance of defending them. I hope my efforts proved up to the task, and I didn't screw the pooch. I think it went well though. The program should air in late April and I'll post more details at a later time.