Even More Politicians Claiming Service That Didn't Happen
Have all these jokers lost their minds? They act as though there's no such thing as Google.
Enter Congressman Gary Miller:
Congressman Gary Miller of California has a long and checkered history of ethical run-ins since being elected to the House of Representatives in 1998. For those keeping score at home, please consult this report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which has rated him as one of the most corrupt members of Congress.
It turns out that Miller, who is on the Republican leadership team as assistant whip, also appears to have seriously inflated his military background. He hasn’t done so in as grand a manner as Richard Blumenthal, but the situation raises serious questions about his honesty (as if there weren’t enough already).
And here's Arizona Governor Jan Brewer:
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer finds herself under scrutiny after telling a newspaper that her father "died fighting the Nazi regime in Gemany." In actuality, Brewer's father, Wilford Drinkwine, passed away from lung disease in California, ten years after World War II had ended. Brewer's comments were made to The Arizona Republic newspaper, and came as she was discussing her state's polarizing new anti-illegal immigrant law, which the governor signed into law last month.OYE Comment: As a Civil War Veteran that served with the Air Force, it disgusts me to hear these fictitious accounts that cheapen the accomplishments of the truly brave servicemen.
"Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that... and then to have them call me Hitler's daughter. It hurts. It's ugliness beyond anything I've ever experienced," Brewer told the paper.
Labels: Pliable Portrayals