Soon to be former Congressional candidate Bill Gillespie has decided to attack John McCain’s military record. Surely there are other avenues more worthy of attack than his military record.
Gillespie noted that McCain was the son and grandson of admirals and called him part of the “Navy royalty.”
“Admirals’ sons,” Gillespie said, unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District held by Republican Rep. Jack Kingston, “were treated like royalty. They were privileged people. They were given a silver spoon. Their careers were prepared for them.”
Gillespie, a former Army officer who served in Iraq, said McCain was the kind of admiral’s son who became a “maverick.”
McCain, Gillespie added, was “somebody who needed to stand out, someone that needed to draw attention to themselves and … was usually out for themselves.”
Yes, those years in the Hanoi Hilton were all about McCain.
I somehow don’t think this rhetoric is going to sell real well in GA-01, given the number of soldiers and sailors that live there. Gillespie may be a veteran himself, but this isn’t the way to really stand out.