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November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

-- by Dave Johnson

I can't think about Veterans Day without thinking about Max Cleland. Max lost three limbs in Vietnam, worked in the Carter administration helping other veterans, and became a senator from Georgia. After 9/11 a Republican named Saxby Chambliss, who got out of Vietnam saying he had a bad knee, campaigned against Cleland saying he was unpatriotic. He ran ads linking Cleland to bin Laden.

Well now Republican Chambliss is in a runoff against another democrat, Jim Martin. If Martin wins it could bring the Democrats to the magic 60 seats that lets them pass bills over Republican obstruction.

James Boyce has more: James Boyce: Saxby Chambliss Seeks Deferment From Runoff -- Cites "Bum Knee".

Go help Martin defeat Chambliss. Do it for Max.

Posted by Dave Johnson at November 11, 2008 1:32 PM


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