Reader and Vietnam Vet Jack Haley e-mails:The White Feather has been a symbol for cowardice. I suggest that white feathers be sent to the leaders of the Senate and House for the cowardly vote that abandons our soldiers around the world. . .
Malkin and her reader are confused about the meaning of white feathers. During the Great War, the Order of the White Feather encouraged young women to give the feathers to young men who weren't serving in the British Army. It would be appropriate for Malkin to give the feathers out to young men who come to hear her speak at college speaking engagements and at rightwing gatherings. Others who might deserve one would include the president, his veep, and 99.9% of rightwing warmongers, who neglected to serve.
Now, I've got to stop checking Malkin's site. She has become little more than a Hannity in pigtails, and like most of the rightwing these days, an embarrassment.