Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"Draft James Webb...Update"

Virginians are getting serious about raising high-decibel calls to draft the former secretary of Navy under the Reagan administration to run against Smiley-face-clueless George Allen in November.

Shout it to the mountains, shout it to the world, spread it to every corner of the Commonwealth, and let every tongue speak, Webb is our best hope to defeat Allen!

Virginia has already elected a former naval officer who served in the United States Marine Corps during a conflict in Southeast Asia and then went on to became secretary of the Navy during recent history.

Yes, our senior senator, John Warner, "served as a ground officer with the First Marine Air Wing during the Korean War and then went on to become secretary of the Navy from 1972-1974.

Let's have a twice over.

Webb, who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1968, signed-up with the Marines and was a commissioned officer with the Fifth Regiment during the Vietnam War, "became the first Naval Academy graduate in history to serve in the military and then become Secretary of the Navy" during the Reagan administration.

Webb received the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. And no doubt, his slew of medals had more than a little something-something to do with his recent column excoriating the folks who "question[ed] whether [Congressman] Murtha deserved his two Purple Hearts" and Bronze Star in the New York Times.

Semper Fidelis, fellow Virginians.

For the record, our current junior senator from Virginia never served in the military -- not that there's anything wrong with that. Of course, it seems people who've never served in the Armed Forces are the first ones to support elective wars.

In fact, Allen could justifiably be tagged as just another Republican Chickenhawk who rode the shameless horse of fear and panic to the steps of the Senate capitol.

Allen beat out former Sen. Charles Robb, a former Marine and Vietnam veteran, with his "tough on crime" meme during the last war we waged and lost: drugs. His blueprint legislative triumph was his "truth in sentencing" law engineered while governor that entirely did away with parole.

On his Web site, Allen proudly proclaims he safeguarded "America's national defense and homeland security." But exactly what has Allen done? I mean besides his rubber-stamp support of the president as he trampled our rights and trashed the constitution.

Want to find out what issues Allen wants to fight on behalf of Virginians...? Well, he's still trying to find some way to run away from his record -- er, I mean design an effective message -- and his reelection site "is still under construction."

Come on senator, you've been in Washington for nearly six years, surely there's something in your record that you can brag about to the folks back home, no...?

Let's work together to send Allen packing back home; and keep the Marine tradition alive in Virginia by drafting a real fighting man who paid more than lip service to the notion of service to country.

Join the movement to draft James Webb as the Democratic candidate for senator, fellow Virginians. Sign the petition and spread the word!

Comments:
I'd like to urge you to get in touch with us at DraftJamesWebb through our site or through RaisingKaine. You've posted there but none of us know who you are. Contacts at Raising Kaine are Lowell or Josh. Thanks, Lee
 
Raising Kaine knows who I am; in fact they linked to one of my stories, list me as a link on their web site and even re-printed an article I wrote.
 
I think what Lee meant was that we dont' know your secret identity.

which we don't.

Josh
 
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