October 09, 2008

More Hidden Relationships in the Obama Campaign

Phil Carter, Veterans Director for the Obama Campaign sent out a press release yesterday about a "Congressional Report Card" from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) that ranked Joe Biden and Barack Obama with "B" ratings on veterans issues, while giving John McCain a "D."

What did Carter forget to mention?

In addition to being the Veterans Director for the Obama Campaign, he's a founding member of IAVA.

Milblogs Blackfive and This Ain't Hell are covering Carter's obvious conflict of interest and the condescending IAVA response.

Frankly, I've always heard Carter is supposed to be a stand-up guy, but looking at this, he obviously isn't. He should probably step down from the Obama campaign, and like Matt says, I wouldn't be too surprised if this violated campaign laws against coordinating between outside groups and campaigns.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 9, 2008 09:12 AM

I used to read Phil Carter's blog Intel Dump years ago, until he started to bug me. I can't remember exactly what the issue was, but he seemed to be politicizing things, sounding more like a Dem shill than a voice from the military (and I'm no military guy, just someone interested).

Lo and behold, he's working for Obama. I'm not surprised.

Posted by: michaelt at October 9, 2008 10:22 AM

Ah, but this is the "New" politics of the MEssIah.

Posted by: Gus Bailey at October 9, 2008 11:36 AM