Every now and them there is justice in the political world. Like people who pay for endorsements and then have them blow up (see also Part 9 and Boxer’s ethically-challenged “friend” Maxine Watters).
The rats are scurrying off the deck of the Boxer. Since Boxer hates the US Navy anyway – the Cuban and Chineese sailors manning the CCCP Boxer are probably unaware of the iceberg that’s behind the fog.
Enter the VFW PAC that endorsed Boxer despite her viceral hatred of the troops and near-perfect record of voting against everything military in her 18-year reign.
From Blackfire Blog:
I have reviewed the Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors’ response to our request to rescind this year’ s Congressional endorsements. I disagree with their assessment.
It is now evident to most of the VFW leadership, both National and especially the departments, that the VFW has been subjected to extreme negative publicity throughout the nation, and the recent endorsement decisions have, in fact, harmed the VFW’ s reputation and future ability to fulfill our mission.
I cannot let this erosion of public support for our great organization continue. The apparent lack of the committee to address these concerns will lead to a proposal by me, as Commander-in-Chief, to amend the by-laws at the 112th National Convention for the purpose of dissolving the PAC. Meanwhile, under the authority granted to me as Commander-in-Chief in section 619 of the VFW National By-Laws and under section 620 of the Manual of Procedure, I am withdrawing all PAC appointments effective
October 15, 2010.
Accordingly, I’ m asking the council for a vote of “ no confidence” in the VFW PAC as indicated on the enclosed ballot.
To: National Council of Administration
From: Richard L. Eubank, Commander-in-Chief
Date: October 14, 2010
This, after the Ladies Auxilery withdrew all funding support for the PAC (which, I’m told, is a good chunk of it) as well as cries from CO, FL, NY, TX and likely others to do something about the endorsements.
WHY, you may ask?
Take a gander- would you want to say your group endorsed this candidate?
Accenting again the campaign focus she has placed on veterans’ affairs, Sen. Barbara Boxer on Sunday formally opened a veterans’ center at Pasadena City College and was later brought to tears by a forceful defense of her record by Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a highly decorated member of Congress.
Inouye joined Boxer for her formal endorsement by the political action committee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, whose California chairman also praised Boxer’s work on behalf of veterans.
…[A]sked after her speech about McCain’s objection, Boxer merely smiled and replied: “I’m so excited to have the VFW endorsement. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Me neither. Not liking it at all. Neither, apparently, did anyone in the VFW.
Updates to follow, I’m sure… but this is great news! Still awaiting some interview with the PAC chairman. That would be interesting, for certain.