Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Mike McCalister V.A. FUBAR

The staggering stupidity of Republican Senate candidate Mike McCalister continues to amaze me. McCalister is running on his military experience in the Army. We have found out that McCalister lied about testifying to Congress as an Army officer. The retired McCalister wore his Army dress uniform at a political fundraiser. The is a violation of Army policy.

We now lear that McCalister doesn't know how the Veterans Administration works. This is especially embarrassing for someone running on his military experience. McCalister thought veterans could only receive medical treatment through the VA for combat related illnesses. Jessica Lillesand informed McCalister that he was mistaken.

That includes Jessica Lillesand, who posed a question at a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club luncheon where McCalister was speaking. Her husband is a lieutenant colonel on active duty. She wanted to explore McCalister’s opposition to government-backed health care.

Does McCalister favor limiting VA benefits to veterans with combat experience?

“It’s my understanding that it needs to be a military-related illness,’’ he said.

“No, it doesn’t,’’ countered Lillesand, a Clearwater disability lawyer.

“No? Okay,’’ McCalister said.

Will McCalister do Floridians a favor and please drop out.

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