So, a wounded Iraq war vet, Tammy Duckworth, won the democratic primary in Illinois for the opportunity to run against the a Republican to fill the seat of the retiring Henry Hyde. Duckworth, even though disagreeing with Bush on the Iraq war, volunteered to go and later lost both her legs in a grenade attack.
I am wondering how the GOP is going to Swift Boat this one? I suppose they will claim that the loss of her legs was just a "flesh wound" and didn't "really loose them in combat" but instead cut them off her self and donated them to an al Qaeda terrorist who lost his legs while building IEDs.
Don't laugh. It is no more ridiculous than what they pulled against Max Cleland and John McCain.
Wounded Iraq War Vet Wins Ill. Primary
By DENNIS CONRAD, Associated Press Writer
CHICAGO - Iraq war veteran L. Tammy Duckworth, a former Army helicopter pilot who lost her legs in a grenade attack two years ago, narrowly won the Democratic congressional primary nomination for the suburban Chicago district held by retiring Republican Rep. Henry Hyde.
Duckworth, 38, who spent months recovering from her wounds at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., was heavily recruited by Democrats eager to give the party more credibility on security issues.
Addressing supporters early Wednesday, Duckworth expressed her thanks "to my buddies who pulled me out of that field in Iraq, to the medical professionals who saved my life and taught me to walk again, to the many volunteers who worked so hard throughout this campaign."
"I especially would like to thank my husband ... He's been there with me every step of the way," she said. Her husband Bryan Bowlsbey is a captain in the Illinois Army National Guard.