Being a veteran is more than waving the flag
I continue to wonder who is running the campaigns for the Democratic Candidates. While there are many issues in this campaign, there needs to be a volunteer in each of those campaigns who at least reads PomboWatch every day just to keep up on what is going on with Mr. Pombo. I know that that they can't staff a Dick Morris / Karl Rove type war room, but come on, there are just too many golden opportunities that they are missing.
PomboWatch picked up on this one:
March 7: Pombo tries to garner favor with Veterans Groups: A number of Congressmen, including both Chairman Pombo and Ranking Minorit Member, Rahall (D. WVa) put out a press release concerning a Vietnam Veterans Visitors Center. While I agree with this issue, the red tape referenced in the release always means higher costs, I find it a bit disengenuous considering that there are many who feel Pombo is anti-veteran in his voting. In fact, for the last two years, Pombo has earned a zero rating from the Disabled American Veterans for his voting record. It seems that he wants to appear to champion veterans to appeal to the patriotism of his constituency, but hs is not willing to spend a dime doing what needs to be doneThere are several veterans in this campaign. Only one of them has really taken on this issue. Figure it out for yourself. It is the one who doesn't make his sevice the reason to vote for him.