Jerry McNerney’s campaign will be airing a hardhitting TV spot this week, attacking Richard Pombo for his shameful performance on veterans' issues.
Now, if you’ve been following along at SNTP, you’ll remember that Richard Pombo has revised his website and he’s finally dipped his toe into the blogosphere. While his own “Pombo Blog” is somewhat lacking in interactive features, the “Pombo Veterans Coalition” blog featured on Pombo’s front page has an actual site that is visible to the public. Never mind that it has only one post from ten days ago which doesn’t accept comments. Baby steps.
But let’s talk about the Pombo Veterans Coalition itself, which seems to be comprised of the three co-chairmen of the San Joaquin Pombo Veterans Coalition and four co-chairmen of the East Bay Pombo Veterans Coalition. In their sole post, signed by all seven co-chairs, they exhort veterans to get behind Pombo.
It’s nice to know we have a friend who is there to help us. We believe it’s time that veterans repay him with our support and our votes.Unfortunately, two of the four co-chairs of the East Bay Pombo Veterans Coalition will be unable to heed their own advice. You see, they CAN’T vote for Richard Pombo because they don’t live in CA-11. Tony Carmenolla [sic] and John S. Goerl both live in Ellen Tauscher’s district (CA-10). That leaves Pombo with one helluva East Bay coalition — four vets, only two of whom live in the district.
Of the two members of the East Bay Pombo Veterans Coalition who DO actually live in the district, one is George Cave, aka Bear Flag Runner. I don’t know. Maybe you’ve seen him around. Cave has mounted a one-man movement to demonstrate his support for veterans by running bare-chested through the streets of Danville every night with an American flag draped over his butt.
Yes, you read that right. Rain, shine, freezing temperatures, blazing heat — Bear Flag Runner is out there bare-chested and flag-butted, running for veterans and supporting Pombo.
Yow. On second thought, perhaps Pombo’s campaign should have activated the “private blog feature” on the Pombo Veterans Coalition Blog, as well.