"SLAP-ON-THE-WRIST" IN CIVILIAN COURT FOR
DRUNKEN AIR FORCE GENERAL.- "WRONG-WAY"
DAVID EIDSAUNE (WITH BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVEL
TWICE NEVADA LIMIT) FINED PALTRY $577 AND
HAS 60-DAY JAIL TERM SUSPENDED - USAF PAO
SAYS AFMC CO (GEN. DONALD HOFFMAN) HAS
"TAKEN APPROPRIATE ACTION" - REFUSES TO
SAY WHAT THAT IS - "COVER-UP," OF COURSE
Let's see. An Air Force master sergeant, or how about a junior captain, gets pulled over for drunken driving by civilian cops in Henderson, Nev. and registers so high on the alcohol-blood test, he ends up twice as sloshed as the state allows. The perp is arrested after police observe him "going the wrong-way" on a busy highway and bumping his rental car into the curb. Security clearance suspended. End of career. Right? No. Wrong.
If your name is David Eidsaune, not to worry. Even in civilian court, you get a "slap-on-the-wrist." The fine - just $577 - perhaps less than some of his bar tabs. And a 60-day jail term, all but two days already served, was suspended. He sure caught a break.
Of course, it's a given his fellow generals will "take care" of him, despite a long history of problems with the bottle. No Air Force top officers in the service's 63-year history has ever been taken to an Article 32, much less court-martial. Just ask former chief JAG, then-Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Fiscus. All he did was have sex with two dozen females under his command. Despite that, he skipped the unpleasantness of arraignment. That's for the lower ranks, the "little people." His brass hat buddies arranged for him to take a bust to colonel and Fiscus gets to laugh all the way to the bank, as he cashes his still-hefty pension check instead of doing hard time at the DB.
Why is being a flag officer in the United States Air Force like a Monopoly game? Because if you "wear stars," you automatically receive a GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card. So much for "core values" and equal justice under the UCMJ.
"APPROPRIATE ACTION TAKEN" - THEY JUST WON'T TELL YOU WHAT IT IS
The top brass always circle the wagons around their own. Over-rated Air Force Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Norton "the baboon" Schwartz is not about to discipline Eidsaune. In a public affairs office flub, it was admitted Schwartz "knew" of the general's DUI bust before Eidsaune was tapped for a big new job - director of strategic plans in development and sustainment of war fighting programs at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.
Of course, that was when the Pentagon thought they could keep Eidsaune's drunk-driving arrest out of the news and off the well-read pages of MilitaryCorruption.com. Well. you lose again. We have too many "eyes and ears" everywhere for the USAF to get away with that these days. By the time the cover-up came apart, Eidsaune had already gotten his fat job. Explaining why the general is held to a lower, not higher, standard than a senior non-commissioned officer, for example, proved so embarrassing, the PAO office (Ministry of Disinformation) resorted to one of the oldest tricks in the book.
"Appropriate action has been taken," mouthed an Air Force flak, refusing to elaborate on just WHAT was "appropriate" about "action" that was NOT being revealed.
"I'M UNTOUCHABLE," BRAGS DRUNKEN GENERAL
Let's say Eidsaune hadn't been so lucky on March 19 when traffic cops in the suburbs of Las Vegas spotted the general "driving erratically." What if the two-star had hit an auto head on - remember, he was busted driving on the wrong side of the highway - and killed a family of four? What would have been the fall-out from that? It's criminal that the Air Force has known of Eidsaune's drinking problems for years and looked the other way. I.G. investigations as far back as Misawa went nowhere. And arrogant Eidsaune told one source at the time, nothing would happen to him because "I'm untouchable."
Just the kind of "leader" we need during this critical time in our nation's history. Bloat-faced bully Gen.Gary North - Jill's Metzger's insurance policy - isn't the only megalomaniac running the United States Air Force. When Schwartz gets shuffled off the stage, he'll be known more for what he didn't do and should have, than what little he did that involved honor and integrity. Look how quickly Gates became an Obama "yes-man." All the adoring, fawning mainstream media "puff-pieces" in the world on the clever and calculating secretary of defense won't change that.
And Gen. Eidsaune will become emboldened to soak up the suds some more. Let's hope no innocent people are killed or injured on the highway before the Air Force finally puts him out to pasture.
Our sources in Destin tell us of the time the general had his secretary call Seagars Restaurant at the Destin Hilton to make reservations for eight ($700 on the taxpayer's tab), informing the Florida eating establishment he was bringing his own booze - 10 bottles of wine purchased for the occasion at Class 6. The word was from the cheapskate general that Seagars was expected to "waive" the corkage fee.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Ever since we ran our first story on drunken Gen. David Eidsaune, people he has allegedly harmed and shown extreme cruelty towards, have let us know what a low life this flag officer is. We welcome further INTEL about his activities for an upcoming story. Contact us via the CONTACT US tab at top. Your identity will be protected. Thank you.]