State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker (R-Concord) is a nurse in the Navy Reserves and is currently at Fort Dix, N.J., training with the U.S. Army.
On Thursday, she wrote an email to her colleagues in the New Hampshire House and updated them on her training, explaining that the Army was "short staffed," which is why she was at Fort Dix.
In her message, she joked about moderate Republicans (RINO — Republican In Name Only) and even talked about using a .50 caliber gun to scare off labor unions.
From her email, obtained by The Huffington Post and also posted by Politico's Ben Smith:
I am a truck commander on a hum vee for convoys. I had to learn how to drive both day and at night with night vision goggles. My vehicle has a rhino (no, not a RINO) on it to trip IEDs before my vehicle reaches it. Today I got to be the gunner which was fun. The .50cal is quite a gun! I was never ascared of the unions but they better not F#%k with me again!!! Just saying.
What the hell?
I have mastered hand to hand combat as well. I'm headed out of here August 5th. Reports from Kandahar are extremely grim. Tons of casualties ( soldiers, locals, kids). We work 24/7. No one gets a day off but with no alcohol or place to go I guess that's ok.
I hope the NH legislature won't miss her much.