Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., lost his post as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs this week for the worst possible reason: He spoke out loudly against cuts in veterans programs at a time when House GOP leaders - and President Bush - were touting the party's wartime support for the troops.
Next time you see someone driving around with a "support the troops" ribbon on their car, let them know what Republicans think of the troops.
And he's a Republican! They're starting to eat their own if they don't follow the party line. Good. Eat hearty, boys.
I hope the VFW, of which I am a Life Member and which is firmly in the Bush camp, takes note of this.