The other day, Hondo posted some links to news sources in Montana in regards to John Welsh, the Senate appointee seeking to be elected to that office in November. TSO sends us a link from Politico which reports that Welsh is contemplating stepping away from the ballot.
Fueling speculation that he might quit the race, Walsh’s campaign canceled several events slated for this week, including a Tuesday evening fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. But based on interviews earlier Tuesday with a number of Montana Democrats, most of whom spoke anonymously to discuss the situation candidly, it was far from clear what Walsh was going to do.
Of course, everyone is focusing on the charge that he plagiarized his thesis at the Army War College – I could give two shits about that. Yeah, he’s a liar and a cheater, but that’s not new among Senators – look at the Majority leader of the Senate. Walsh is a Democrat and he fits right in with the Elizabeth Warrens, the Richard Blumenthals, the Barrack Obamas.
I want him out of the race because he blamed his lying and cheating on PTS. While it would be nice to have a veteran in the Senate, we don’t need one who is going to blame every lie on some condition that he made up. He even lied that he had been in “hundreds” of IED attacks, when he meant to say that he had been in one, but that he knew people who had been in others. In other words, he stole the valor of his own troops to make excuses for his own bad behavior. He needs to go down the road for that alone.
But like Harkin, Warren and Blumenthal, Walsh probably won’t drop out of the race and the idiot voters will elect him. And then we’ll spend another few years reading in the Washington Post and Politico how there’s a growing divide between America and it’s warriors and the pointy-headed class will scratch their scraggly, pony-tailed noggins wondering “why”.