Thursday, September 28, 2006

Voter Slams Sen. George Allen For Dissembling Ad

Great op-ed in The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg by a voter in Virginia.

One of Sen. George Allen's slick but lying ad tells viewers that Jim Webb is a quitter; after only serving 10 months in the Reagan administration, Webb quit in a huff.

But the fact of the matter is that Webb "served in the Reagan administration for almost four years -- 10 months as secretary of the Navy."

And as John Kozicki correctly explains, "Sen. Allen does not tell us why Jim Webb resigned as secretary of the Navy," if he did he would have to "praise" him.
James Webb took a principled stand and resigned to protest Reagan proposals to cut the Navy shipbuilding program. Mr. Webb believed these cuts would be detrimental to the future security of the United States.
Meanwhile, what exactly has George Allen done for our fighting men and women? As it turns out, not a damn thing.

Mr. Kozicki points out that Allen "voted against adding $21.9 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs to support the health needs of veterans; against $500 million for the years 2006 to 2010 for readjustment counseling associated with post-traumatic stress disorder; and against ensuring that there would be sufficient future funding for veterans' health care."

So much for Allen's meaningless tribute to our armed forces in his slick focus group tested campaign ad.

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