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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:41 PM

Heartwarming diary about Max Cleland.

You might want to take a look at and rec:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/16/1145139/-Dear-Max-A-Letter-To-Max-Cleland-From-Hill-471-Khe-Sanh

Yes it's been a rough week or so for Democrats, but it's always good to put it all in perspective.

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Response to beachmom (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:12 PM

1. As a Georgian, I will never forget what Chambliss did to him.

From Wiki: "In 2002 Cleland faced Saxby Chambliss for the Georgia Senate seat. Cleland enjoyed a comfortable lead in the polls early in the race but lost much ground in the weeks running up to it. A week before the voting an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll showed Cleland ahead by five points, 49-44. By Saturday before the race a poll by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the lead had shrunk to 48–45 which was within the poll's margin of error. On election day Cleland lost to Chambliss 53-46. Some supporters blamed a Chambliss TV ad featuring the likenesses of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, while criticizing Cleland's votes against homeland security measures. Cleland supporters claimed the ad questioned the senator's patriotism, while Chambliss supporters claimed it simply questioned his judgment. The ad was removed after protests from prominent politicians including Republicans such as John McCain and Chuck Hagel, both of whom are also veterans of the war in Vietnam.

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Response to beachmom (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:21 PM

2. That is beautifully written

KnR

I highly recommend going to the original link ("pictures"). The structure of the piece is quite striking.

I have been to Khe Sanh, back in the Bad Old Days and that essay really took me back.

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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:03 AM

3. Well, what do you know. The former Senator still gets involved

once in a while in GA politics, defending a veteran, of course:

We told you yesterday about state Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, who was the object of a quickly quashed TV attack by Republican Chris Boedeker, who accused his opponent of using illegal drugs while Holcomb was an officer in the U.S. Army.

The Boedeker campaign has pulled the video from YouTube, but the Huffington Post has posted its own copy.

Late last night, Holcomb enlisted former U.S. senator Max Cleland in an effort to embarrass the Georgia GOP into denying its own candidate:

“Scott Holcomb is a veteran who has served this nation and state honorably as a soldier and State Representative. I will not be silent when his impeccable service record is falsely attacked by someone who never served in the military. His opponent is unworthy of public office and the Georgia Republican Party should disavow him.”


http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/10/19/your-daily-jolt-%E2%80%98al-qaeda-isn%E2%80%99t-on-the-run%E2%80%99-says-saxby-chambliss/

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