Feel free to steal this idea

Sarah Palin is coming to Des Moines on Saturday, and the Iowa chairman of Veterans for Obama is organizing a clothing drive for Disabled American Veterans across the street from her rally. Great idea for a visibility event.

I noticed in the e-mail call for volunteers that the DAV apparently gives Barack Obama a 90 percent rating but only gives John McCain a 20 percent rating, presumably because of all the Senate votes he's missed this year.

Speaking of scorecards, the non-partisan Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America released their own scorecards for members of Congress recently.

McCain earned a D, because he did not co-sponsor the post-9/11 GI bill and voted for only three of the nine bills supported by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The only other senators to receive a D or lower from this group were Tom Coburn (R-OK), Jim DeMint (R-SC), and Mike Enzi (R-WY).

Obama earned a B for co-sponsoring the GI Bill and voting with veterans five out of nine times. Obama has also missed quite a few votes while campaigning this year, though not nearly as many as McCain.

Tags: 2008 elections, Barack Obama, DAV, Iowa, Iraq, John McCain, president, Sarah Palin, veterans' issues, volunteering (all tags)

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4 Comments

Needs to be happening at all of Palin's events

What a great idea.

by mechanosm 2008-10-24 06:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Feel free to steal this idea

Excellent idea that starkly contrasts with a new Sarah 'typical soccer mom' Palin revelation:

Palin's Makeup Artist Highest Paid Staffer

Gov. Sarah Palin's traveling makeup artist was the highest paid person on Sen. John McCain's campaign staff during the first half of October, the New York Times reports.

Amy Strozzi, "who was nominated for an Emmy award for her makeup work on the television show So You Think You Can Dance?, was paid $22,800 for the first two weeks of October alone."

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2008/1 0/24/palins_makeup_artist_highest_paid_s taffer.html

by phoenixdreamz 2008-10-24 06:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Feel free to steal this idea

Perhaps they could get "Joe Six-pack hockey mom" to donate a portion of her $150,000 haul at Neiman Marcus?!!!!

by djhwood 2008-10-24 07:44AM | 0 recs
Why

is Palin going to Iowa?  Iowa is hopeless for McCain.

by eric the red 2008-10-24 08:30AM | 0 recs

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