A letter to the editor in Friday’s MDJ contains comments from a Bill Stanley critical of Barry Loudermilk’s exemplary military service. As someone who has watched Barry discuss his service as an Air Force intelligence communications specialist literally hundreds of times on the campaign trail, I can say with a high degree of authority that he has always accurately depicted his specialty and his service.
I do not find it curious that Mr. Stanley fails to disclose his public backing of Bob Barr and the fact that Bob’s campaign has made multiple public announcements of his endorsement. Mr. Barr is not a terribly honest man and his is not a particularly honest campaign. We have learned to live with that.
What does mystify me is that the MDJ failed to mention Mr. Stanley’s status as a Barr supporter when you ran the letter. You have mentioned his endorsement of Barr on at least two separate occasions so you are aware that he is not merely an unaligned citizen, but a Barr partisan enlisted by Barr’s campaign to attack Barry.
I will demonstrate what I believe to be the proper protocol for situations like this by signing this letter thusly:
Loudermilk for Congress