Thursday, January 29, 2009

Beaman Donated to Senator Who Has No Honor

English Only's primary wealthy donor, Lee Beaman, donated $68,000 to Republicans or conservative PACs in the last election cycle. $2,300 went to help Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss, who beat Max Cleland in 2003 by plastering pictures of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein across a anti-Cleland campaign ad. After college and grad school, Max Cleland had served America in the Vietnam War winning the Silver Star and Bronze Star for valorous service in battle, while Chambliss was a Sigma Chi frat boy getting several deferments from military service at the University of Georgia.

Chambliss does not lack honor because he didn't serve in Vietnam. Chambliss lacks honor because he never made that sacrifice and then bothered to question the loyalty of a decorated veteran who did. Lee Beaman funded a man without honor in November, just like he funded English Only's attacks on human dignity.

1 comment:

  1. Beaman also gave money in support of Prop 8 in California.