Seriously, is this the press release you would get from a campaign that thinks it is winning?
For Immediate Release
November 2, 2012
BARROW’S PRESS CONFERENCE IS NOTHING SHORT OF A CAMPAIGN STUNT
(Grovetown, GA) – In a blatant display of arrogance and a complete disregard for decency, endangered Congressman John Barrow is leveraging his elected position today to gather media and local veterans at the American Legion Post 205 just days before the General Election.
“Desperate politicians do dumb things,” said Ryan Mahoney, Communications Director for Lee Anderson. “Using the American Legion, a non-partisan organization, and our veterans as political pawns to advance his re-election efforts is completely unethical and downright dirty.
“Like his best friend, President Barack Obama, John Barrow will use any location, any situation, and anyone to promote his political agenda and grandstand in front of the cameras.
“John Barrow has reached an all-time low and should apologize to the American Legion for violating the strict bylaws of their organization,” said Mahoney. “He should also grovel in front of our brave veterans for disrespecting their service and sacrifice for the sake of free television time.”
According to the National Constitution for the American Legion Article 2, Section 2: “THE AMERICAN LEGION shall be absolutely nonpolitical and shall not be used for the dissemination of partisan principles nor for the promotion of the candidacy of any person seeking public office or preferment.”
“Desperate politicians do dumb things.” Indeed.
UPDATED with fresh irony. Please note the LOCATION of Mr. Anderson’s CAMPAIGN stop to discuss “Military Matters” with Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) in a press release supplied to Peach Pundit On October 29, 2012: