Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Elections 2010 - #2261 - Video: VFW Battles VFW Pac Over Endorsements - Hot Air

Yesterday, the political world scratched its head over the endorsement of Barbara Boxer — “Senator Ma’am” — by the VFW’s political action committee. It turns out that veterans weren’t very happy about it, either. The leaders of the VFW have effectively denounced their own PAC for a series of endorsements that look more like an argument for entrenched incumbency than actual defense of veterans’ interests: The national line officers of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are at odds with the VFW Political Action Committee (PAC), calling the methodology process used by the PAC “seriously flawed at best this year and in immediate need of extensive review,” in the wake of the recent congressional endorsements made by the committee.  Read more......

Gloves off Vets: Hammer Blumenthal for Vietnam Lies in New McMahon Ad - A week ago, she trailed by 10 points; today she trails by six and is smelling blood. This isn’t the first ‘Nam-themed spot she’s tried, actually, but it’s one thing to accuse him with his own words and another to bring in a jury of his peers. Is there any more damaging attack ad in American politics than having a group of vets accuse someone of stolen valor? Ask John Kerry, I guess.

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