I spoke with Lt. Colonel Swindle yesterday on the subject, mostly in terms of Senator Barbara Boxer’s surprising pickup of the PAC’s (NOT the parent organization’s) endorsement. Swindle was not, shall we say, particularly pleased that the PAC (which he is not a representative of) did this:
The very short version: the VFW membership didn’t authorize this, they are ticked off about this, and the VFW-PAC may not survive. As Ed Morrissey notes, plans are already underway to review the need for a VFW-PAC at next August’s national convention: three guesses how that’s going to turn out, and the first two don’t count.
At any rate, Lt. Col. Swindle would like my readers to check out Combat Veterans for Congress. He also specifically recommended Carly Fiorina, Allen West, and Patrick Murray for anyone looking to make tangible their disapproval of the VFW-PAC’s actions; I’m not sure that Jim Moran (Murray’s opponent) got the endorsement, actually – but Moran’s a Jew-hating son of a… person, so donate to Murray anyway.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: To forestall the inevitable objection: if I can’t solicit the opinion of a former government servant and prisoner of war over whether it’s appropriate for a political action committee to support an incumbent who, bluntly, despises the military… actually, I’m not going to finish that sentence. I can so solicit that opinion, and if anybody doesn’t like it then maybe they should endeavor to avoid situations where they’re forced to defend people like Senator Ma’am.