A resumé that reads like a character from an action movie

Mike RocqueWhile putting together the "Who's In, Who's Out" list for local Congressional candidates (don't worry, no one else read it, either), we read through the bio for Mike Rocque. He's one of the Republicans running for the nomination to take on Kirsten Gillibrand in the 20th district. You gotta read this bio -- it's like the CV for a superhero or Jack Bauer.

Here's a clip:

From 1980 through 2000 Michael distinguished himself as an officer in the United States Army, where he earned the rank of Lt. Colonel. He served first as a member of the Green Berets and then as a member of the Delta Force, the highest priority combat unit in the U.S. Military. As a Commander of a Special Operations Squadron in the Delta Force he was responsible for training, equipping, deploying and leading his squadron anywhere in the world immediately upon notification from the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense.

And it's not just Rocque. The background on the whole family reads like a treatment for The Incredibles or something. His wife was part of the first West Point class to include women -- after graduating, she went on to be a helicopter pilot. Their oldest daughter is at West Point now. And their son went to the NASCAR Technical Institute to learn how to work on race cars. (They have one other child, a daughter in first grade.)

So, what's Rocque doing now? According to the bio, "senior management executive." No wonder he wants to run for Congress. The description totally makes us think of that job Mr. Incredible had at the insurance company.

mr incredible at his office job

Fine print: just to make sure we're all on the same page, this item doesn't imply an endorsement of Rocque or any other candidate.

photo of Mike Rocque: MikeRocque.com; still from The Incredibles: Disney/Pixar


It reads more like drinking the patriotic kool-aid...I hope he isn't Jack Bauer because we would be in some serious trouble if he got into office and started to just torture everyone if he didn't get his way...did you read his position statements on wiretapping...he is cool with it...

I will stick with Gilibrand..

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