Here’s Another Reason Why We Heart Defense Secretary James Mattis. [VIDEO]

Here’s Another Reason Why We Heart Defense Secretary James Mattis. [VIDEO]

Here’s Another Reason Why We Heart Defense Secretary James Mattis. [VIDEO]

We here at Victory Girls love Defense Secretary James Mattis, for a whole host of reasons.

Now it’s not because he’s anyone’s idea of a heartthrob. The General is no Matthew McConaughey, that’s for sure.

But we do love him because of his legendary service to the nation, serving in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

And there are also his unforgettable quotes:

“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

“The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”

“Don’t create more enemies than you take out by some immoral act.”

“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”

Defense Secretary Mattis has been a quiet yet strong influence in the White House Situation Room, too. And what girl doesn’t love the strong, silent type?

He also handles the media well. . .

He doesn’t wilt in the face of Senators who would badger him with their pet agendas, either:

But now we’ve found another reason to love Secretary Mattis.

He can serve in the kitchen, too.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, someone took a picture of him serving breakfast in the White House.

Yes, there’s Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Warrior Monk, code name CHAOS, side by side with the cook staff in the White House kitchen. However, as Press Secretary Sarah Sanders noted, the staff didn’t let him cook. Maybe that was a good thing — I really don’t know.

Now dear readers, please don’t get the wrong idea here. I’m not implying that men should serve in the kitchen. After all, some are talented in that department — others, not so much. My son-in-law loves to cook; he has a Big Green Egg on their deck, and he could convert a vegan into a full bore meat-eater. My husband on the other hand — well, let me just tell you that some years ago he ruined a take-home pizza from Papa Murphys.

Don’t ask.

But of course I still love him. I just know what his limitations are.

Yet there’s something, oh, inspiring, about a man who rose in the ranks from 2nd Lt. to General to Defense Secretary — seated near the President — who didn’t mind helping alongside staff in a kitchen. Defense Secretary Mattis is a powerful man who served others in a humble fashion — and that’s another reason why we love him.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

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