Feel free to steal this idea
by desmoinesdem, Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 04:06:22 AM EDT
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.