I am writing this letter to the editor about a campaign flyer that I received on Friday from Rep. Tom McClintock’s reelection committee. It was titled “Meet Art Moore.”
Art Moore is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. House of Representative for our area. The flyer states that Art Moore has not bothered to vote for 17 years that he has been eligible. This flyer goes on to castigate Mr. Moore for this lapse of his duty as an American and asks us to vote no because of this.
McClintock’s flyer forgot to mention that Art Moore has been deployed to such places like Iraq and Afghanistan during his many years as an Army officer. Therefore, voting in elections has been not his highest priority. Staying alive and keeping his men alive has been more important. I believe that this flyer is another example of a career politician who talks about his duty to our country and but offers nothing else.
As a Vietnam veteran and the father of an Iraq veteran, I ask that you keep this in mind when Tom Mclintock says that he has supported our veterans who have put their lives on the line and careers on hold during the last 13 years of war. This flyer is despicable and leaves me sick and tired of the likes of Tom McClintock no matter what party he represents. I do not want him to represent me nor should any veteran or citizen who believes in Mr. Moore in his effort to return to civilian life and continue to serve our area.
Clearly, Tom McClintock has no integrity since he authorized this dark flyer. Integrity and honesty are virtues that I want in all of my elected officials.