TO OUR READERS
Back in 2011 we inducted one of the biggest phonies in American politics into our MilitaryCorruption.com HALL OF SHAME.
When the self-proclaimed "Guardian of the Republic," former Congressman Allen West, got in trouble out in Iraq for putting his troops' safety ahead of political correctness, we backed him up.
In 2008, when the retired Army lieutenant colonel ran for a House seat in Florida, we did something we almost never do - MCC endorsed a candidate for office. In that race, we raised money for West and gave him our enthusiastic support.
By 2010, West ran again with our endorsement, and this time won. We congratulated him and he even took our phone calls. But that was because we never asked him to do anything - not until we requested the congressman help us from his seat on the House Armed Services Committee in exposing the Jill Metzger cover-up.
She was the Air Force major who faked her abduction in Kyrgyzstan and slapped all genuinely-disabled American military veterans across the face by running in both the Air Force and Marine Corps Marathons while at the same time, sucking up big bucks on the "temporary" disabled list.
THE LOYALTY OF A SNAKE
One would think West, who never misses a chance to boast about his Iraq war service, would be equally outraged, but no. He gave us the back of his hand.
During his one term in office, he earned a reputation for inflammatory, over-the-top remarks that only hurt the conservative cause he claims to profess. Some people even questioned his sanity. There is a fine line between megalomania and outright madness.
The voters of his Florida district soon grew tired of his antics and he was deservedly defeated for re-election, despite spending tons of well-meaning conservative folks' money who were fooled into thinking he was worthy of their financial support.
West still hits the bricks these days hustling up contributions from people who buy his kettle of rotten fish. We don't, and apologize to our readers for being taken in by him in the first place.
His induction into the MilitaryCorruption.com HALL OF SHAME, instead of our HALL OF FAME, is most appropriate.
© 2011 MilitaryCorruption.com
Harry Truman said it best. If you really want a friend in Washington, get a dog.
WHY WON'T TAXPAYERS "FRIEND" DO SOMETHING?
One would think a Tea Party darling and favorite of political conservatives everywhere would be eager to speak out about this egregious case.
WHY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HELD IN LOW REGARD
It's the old "don't call us, we'll call you" routine.
FORGETTING WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE
We even got a call back in September from West. He had very little to say, as he wouldn't commit himself at all (they learn fast when they get elected). He just listened. Not listening as we'd hoped, however - thinking of ways to help expose this injustice and rape of the taxpayers, to say nothing of the disrespect shown to Metzger's fellow members of the USAF. No, apparently he was thinking of a way to avoid getting "involved."
ARE HIS "EYES ON THE PRIZE?"
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is frequently mentioned as being a vice-presidential candidate for the GOP in 2012. If he vacates his office in January 2013, that opens up a senate seat for the ambitious West. Would the ex-Army officer jump at a chance to tap conservative contributors once again? Is the Pope Catholic? Does a bear take a dump in the woods?
JILL METZGER-MAYO AWARDED MEDAL OF VALOR
IN SECRET CEREMONY AT TRAVIS AFB - "PRESS
NOT INVITED" PAO CONFIRMS - THE AIR FORCE
COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH "V" FOR "VALOR"
PINNED ON CONTROVERSIAL MAJOR IN PRIVATE,
AT "LEADERSHIP'S REQUEST" - NO NEWS OF
DECORATION TO APPEAR IN BASE NEWSPAPER,
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE CONFIRMS - PROMOTION
TO LTC SOON - BOOK AND MOVIE DEAL IN WORKS?
HALL OF SHAME
GEN. GARY NORTH, USAF