MONTANA NATIONAL GUARD GENERAL RELIEVED
OF COMMAND - JOHN DEL TORO AXED IN WHAT
SOME SAY "POLITICAL MOVE" - STATE ADJUTANT
GENERAL CLAIMS TO HAVE "LOST CONFIDENCE"
IN AIR GUARD COMMANDER'S "ABILITY TO LEAD"
WHAT BRASSHAT IN MISSISSIPPI GUARD WITH
"STARS IN HIS EYES" MAY PROVE TO BE BIG
EMBARRASSMENT FOR GOV. BARBOUR? - ARE
FEDS READY TO MOVE IN AND HAUL AWAY THIS
"LAW AND ORDER" HYPOCRITE IN HANDCUFFS
The rank-and-file of the Montana National Guard are shaking their heads and watching out who they talk to in the wake of the public firing of the state's Air Guard leader, Brig. Gen. John Del Toro.
A terse statement from Adjutant General John Walsh's office was all that was publicly revealed.
"I have lost confidence in Gen. Del Toro's ability to lead," was the typical boilerplate. But those in-the-know say the popular "blue suiter" may be more the victim of a political purge than a "bad guy" deserving the boot.
A 1981 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Del Toro joined the Montana Guard in January 1996 and had been assistant adjutant general for air since 2006.
Del Toro was responsible for leading some 1200 airmen in the 120th Fighter Wing and 219th Red Horse Squadron.
"MR. LAW AND ORDER" MAY BE HEADED FOR A FALL
Meanwhile, down in Mississippi, the "mud" may be rising to an intolerable level for politically-astute Gov. Haley Barbour.
The last thing the powerful GOP governor needs is to appear to be "looking the other way" in regard to a particularly arrogant and obnoxious Miss. Guard brass hat, long rumored to be involved with, and offering protection to and promotions for, some of his female subordinate officer "playmates."
At least one of them is said to be talking to investigators. And she knows plenty.
This very much married hypocrite, called by some behind his back, "Mr. Law and Order," because he's anything but, could be hauled off in handcuffs if the Feds have what we hear they do on him. And we're not just talking about adultery and fraternization. In Mississippi, some of the top brass consider that a regular "perk" of their high position.
The brass hat, who has "stars in his eyes," may not have them in his future.
TIME FOR GOVERNOR TO TAKE ACTION IN MISSISSIPPI.
We are grateful to Gov. Barbour for heeding our call to fire a former adjutant general (see related stories box below) who deserved the boot, and hope the governor can "pull the trigger" again before lasting damage is done to his political ambitions.
It doesn't require the present Guard boss to be relieved. All that general has to do is "cut out the cancer" from within, and force the deceitful big shot - and he knows who he is - to resign now, and leave the Mississippi Guard before a scandal explodes in headlines all across the "Magnolia State."
Other Guard careers could be adversely impacted, and when the adjutant general is embarrassed, even by a onetime crony, it's bad news for the one making the stink. They've got to go.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Many thanks to our "eyes and ears" in both the Montana and Mississippi National Guard. We welcome additional CI's (confidential informants) in both states, and assure you your identity will be protected. Any "ringers" and OSI-types who fake their ID or try and feed us "disinformation" will be quickly caught and exposed by their real name on this site. This is your only warning.]