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August 30, 2006

Writers for James Webb

Fellow authors Stephen King and John Grisham will headline a campaign event for U. S. Senate candidate Jim Webb, running against George Allen in Virginia.  Turns out that Webb is a first class fiction and non-fiction writer in addition to being a celebrated Marine veteran of the Vietnam Era, an attorney, journalist and military consultant. 

Webb has written six best-selling novels including "Fields of Fire", considered to be one of the best books on the Vietnam War.  A short story he wrote, "Rules of Engagement", was made into a best-selling movie.  He is also considered to be the foremost expert in the world on the Scotch-Irish migration into the United States.

I think it's going to be hard for George Allen to run against someone as authentically accomplished as Jim Webb once the voters of Virginia see the difference between the real deal and the fake one. 

Posted by Lynn Allen on August 30, 2006 at 08:48 AM in Candidate Races | Permalink

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Kos's post this morning with the email from Earl Holt to ArchPundit was the most damning thing I've ever read and since the picture of Allen with the CCC crowd indicates this is the company he keeps it becomes imperative that Webb succeed in this race. It's not enough, just like Lieberman, that Allen fail to win re-election, it's important that Webb, who simply is the better American much less candidate, be successful.

Posted by: mainsailset | Aug 30, 2006 12:05:58 PM

Yep.

Posted by: Lynn | Aug 30, 2006 10:34:27 PM

What does James Webb think about the comments of his fellow Democrats, Sen. Durbin, Sen. Kennedy, Sen. Kerry, Rep. Moran, Rep. Murtha, about the US military during wartime against an enemy that wouldn't lift a finger in defense of life or liberty, doesn't give a damn about the Geneva Convention, and would slit our throats without remorse?

I agree with Lincoln:

"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged." - President Abraham Lincoln

Posted by: awake | Nov 3, 2006 12:59:11 PM

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