In Wednesday's debate with Sharon Angle, Reid looked like the tired, old, memory-slipping, lying fox that he is. He claimed, flat out, that the VFW endorsed him. LIE. The VFW does NOT endorse ANY candidate. They have had a PAC that makes recommendations based solely on mechanical record of yes/no votes on veteran issues. However, veterans in Nevada, as well as across the nation raised such a storm, threatening to pull sponsorship and membership in such a loud and large noise that the Commander of the VFW came out with the following as sent to state commanders. The following was sent to the Nevada Commander of the VFW.
" A copy of the info concerning the blunder by the VFW PAC, which was not established to endorse anyone. Harry Reid Endorsement caused a big brew ha-ha. Here is the result. One for the good guys.
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 3:33 PM
Subject: Commander-in-Chief PAC Decision
Good Afternoon Comrades;
I just received a personal telephone call from VFW Commander-in-Chief, Richard Eubank. The Chief asked me to let all of the comrades in Nevada know the most recent action he has taken regarding the PAC endorsements. He has asked me to give this message the widest dissemination, so please forward this message on to any in your Nevada address book that you may not see here.
In light of Senator Reid's misleading claim during the debate on Wednesday night that he had been endorsed by the VFW, the Chief wanted you to know this latest information:
The Commander-in-Chief, Senior vice Commander-in-Chief, and Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief had requested the VFW Political Action Committee (PAC) to rescind their endorsements as they were not the voices of the VFW membership and the ramifications from these endorsements by the PAC were having a detrimental effect on our organization.
Unfortunately, the leaders of the PAC refused to honor the C-in-C request, and did not rescind the endorsements. Yesterday, Friday, October 15, the Commander-in-Chief revoked all of the appointments to the PAC. Effective immediately, the PAC is a member less committee, whose fate will be decided at the National Convention in San Antonio, next August.
I urge each and every one of you reading this to send a brief message by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Get it on record that you support the decision of the Commander-in-Chief to put the voice of the members first and foremost. In the message, make sure that you note that you are from Nevada and that you appreciate him standing firm that the membership voice will be heard above that of a committee. THIS IS YOUR VFW!
We need to get this issue behind us so we can get back to the business of supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Veterans and their families, our communities and youth.
Yours in Comradeship,
John W. Stroud
Candidate, National Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, 2012
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
P.O. Box 1925
Hawthorne, NV 89415 "