It does though seem to be pandering to the political 'war patriotism' that is surging and using it for your own advantage.
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ParatrooperJJ said...I was not sure as I did not see any insignia on it and figured the dude might be skirting the law that way. In life if you make a law people will find ways around it. Well guess what? He did not skirt the issue enough and now it is being reported that the military has gotten involved.
Most likely a election law violation as well as potentially a criminal violation.
Congressional candidate Vaughn Ward has violated a Pentagon directive prohibiting the impression that his campaign is supported by the military, according to the Marine Corps.I'm glad he manned up, took responsibility and corrected it. I had deleted his name in the image I used because I just wanted to comment on the pandering aspect of it all and had no grief against him as an individual, but I will say that he has earned some respect from me. It would have been so easy for him to say that this was an 'attack' by the Obama administration against his campaign but instead he took the high road. That is something that in these days of juvenile politics is praise worthy people.
Ward and state Rep. Raul Labrador are the top candidates in the May 25 Republican primary. The winner will challenge Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick in November.
The Marine Corps wrote Ward earlier this month saying his online ad on the Drudge Report website on March 31 and April 1 violated the directive. The ad showed Ward in camouflage and body armor and said, "With Your Help I Will Vote To Repeal ObamaCare!"
But the ad failed to provide the"prominent and clearly displayed disclaimer that neither the military information nor photographs imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or their particular Military Department."
The ad had no disclaimer of any kind.
"Maj. Ward was asked in writing to remove this ad because it did not comply with the (Department of Defense) Directive," Capt. Brian Block, a spokesman at Marine Headquarters at the Pentagon, said in an e-mail.
Ward took responsibility for the mistake in an interview Wednesday and promised not to repeat it.
"It's my fault. I saw the ad," Ward said. "I should have made the correction."