There seems to be a rebellion brewing in the VFW against its old-school PAC, which has shunned a lot of tea partiers while endorsing Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. VFW's leadership says in a red-faced statement, "We are requesting the chairman and the directors of the Political Action Committee immediately rescind their endorsement actions."
"These members of the board of the PAC look like they rode with Pershing," one critic tells the enterprising Adam Weinstein. On the other hand, they may just be pragmatically acting in the long-term interests of vets, instead of going all romantic and panting after the latest thing.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.