In fact, 57% of rural Pennsylvanians don’t like his Cut & Run stance a bit!
There is no word yet on how Pennsylvanians feel about his “cold blooded murder” accusations.
But, the rural Pennsylvanians probably don’t appreciate him slandering a young marine who was recommended for a medal before Murtha and TIME magazine got to him either.
In fact, just last week the Washington Post reported… “The sergeant who examined the scene hours after Marines killed two dozen Iraqis in Haditha last year said the shootings appeared to be an appropriate response to a coordinated insurgent attack.”
Good luck getting “Cold blooded” murder out of that!
Now, the American Spectator has this in its September edition:
“The Full Murtha”
Murtha’s behavior seems to confirm such suspicions. His opposition to the war is his constant shield against criticism or damaging revelations. When Cybercast News Service questioned Murtha’s Purple Hearts from the Vietnam war, his spokeswoman said, “We certainly believe that the questions being raised are an attempt to distract attention from what’s happening in Iraq.” He similarly dismisses any questioning of his Abscam role.
His strategy is not so nefarious, said Gleason. “He’s obsessed with getting back in the majority. He is upset that the President doesn’t invite him to the White House.”
But Gleason predicts that his new national presence is endangering his re-election hopes. “It’s not sitting well with the people in the 12th District,” he said. For the first time since 1990, Murtha could be facing a formidable challenger. The Republicans have fielded Diana Irey, a young, attractive Washington County commissioner running a professional campaign. A recent poll shows that only 43 percent of Murtha’s constituents support his anti-war comments.
So why pursue such a strategy? “He feels invincible,” Gleason said. “I think he feels that when he unleashes his war chest in the fall and reminds people of the jobs and money he brings home, they will overlook the anti-war stuff.” Maybe Jack Murtha will have to lose his seat before he wishes he had remained the quiet power broker from Johnstown.
Boot Murtha also carried this story as their daily feature.
Grassroots does more digging into his past.
And, as always, Diane Irey, Pink Hawk’s challenger needs your support.
Big Hat Tip Warren Bonesteel