Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sarah Palin...still clueless

One of the things that frequently pops up in Sarah Palin's speeches and interviews is the mention of her son who is serving in Iraq.

Sarah wants her followers to know that as commander of Alaska's National Guard and a mom with a son in combat, she stands solidly behind America's fighting men and women.

However apparently that support doesn't extend to veterans.

Palin was in Georgia Monday campaigning for Republican Saxby Chambliss for which she's taking some heat from those back in Alaska who think she's neglecting more important business at home.

Another thing being neglected by Palin is a little piece of political history attached to Chambliss. Anchorage Daily News editor Matt Zencey explains:
I wonder if [Palin] knows the true measure of the man she is eagerly helping.

Chambliss was elected to the Senate in 2002 by running one of the most reprehensible campaigns of modern times. He was up against incumbent Democrat Sen. Max Cleland, a Vietnam War veteran who lost both legs and his right arm to a grenade during that conflict.

Chambliss avoided serving in Vietnam. He got four student draft deferments, and when his number finally came up, he was medically disqualified with knee troubles.

In the best Karl Rove fashion, Chambliss the draft-evader attacked Cleland the war hero for being soft on terrorism. Distorting Cleland’s votes about workplace rules for the new Homeland Security Department employees, Chambliss portrayed him as a tool of terrorists like Osama bin Laden.


So there you have the fine American that Palin is trying to re-elect to the U.S. Senate.

Gov. Palin’s eldest joined the Army and has been deployed to Iraq. As a justifiably proud military mom, she might ask herself why she is using her conservative star power to support such a reprehensible Republican chicken hawk.
Palin's not alone in supporting this clown. Her running mate John McCain stumped for Chambliss in Georgia a week after his defeat.

This is the same John McCain who once called Chambliss's ads smearing Cleland "worse than disgraceful. It's reprehensible."

But the unanswered question is that if Chambliss avoided serving in Vietnam, why are Palin and McCain "palling around" with him?

And if any Republicans out there want to explain why they think that Palin is their best hope in 2012, I'm all ears.

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