PolitickerNJ.com has the story about some simple political mudslinging that was more than just “inappropriate” for Memorial Day:
The Christie-Karrow ticket chose Memorial Day weekend to put out a mail piece that accused Mike Doherty of supporting “Surrender in Iraq”. Yesterday, a recorded telephone message was sent to households telling voters that Mike Doherty supports “Surrender in Iraq”.
Mike Doherty is a West Point graduate who served for eight years in the United States Army. Mike and his wife, Linda, have three grown sons in military service. Their son Ryan just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq with the United States Marine Corps. Their son Matt is set to be deployed to Iraq with the United States Army. Their son Jared is stationed on remote duty in South Korea with the U.S. Air Force.
“There isn’t a single Republican official in all New Jersey with more at stake when it comes to the defense of America,” Lonegan said.
The author of this attack on an American veteran is Chris Christie’s political consultant, Jamestown Associates. Christie campaign chairman Joe Kyrillos and co-chairman Tom Kean Jr. are Karrow’s top supporters. Neither Mr. Christie or Senator Kean or Senator Kyrillos have ever served in the United States military. Karrow has not served.
[ . . . sigh . . . ]
This is only marginally related,but have you ever noted the “pretender veterans” are always the anti-war veterans? And are always the ones supporting the Democrap candidates?
Well, maybe it is marginally related, since the most viscious, uninformed attacks on servicemen seem to come from the Libs, too –– like this one.
Pardon me — I’m a veteran myself, so I’m going to curse like a sailor for a few moments.