Bruce Braley certainly has chutzpah

Chutzpah is a wonderful Yiddish word that has been defined as that quality exhibited by a person who murders both of his parents, and when called to account pleads for mercy on the ground that he is an orphan.

Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley has chutzpah. A member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Braley has missed 79% of the committee's meetings, having better things to do-things often involving fund raising for his Senate campaign.

And now his Senate campaign is hiring unemployed veterans through a temp service at $12-$14 an hour to tell their peers how great Bruce Braley is for veterans!

One thing is certain: whatever Braley lacks as far as zeal in fighting for veterans in the midst of the VA scandal, he makes up for in chutzpah.

Ah, well. Perhaps some of that money he raised when he should have been at that VA reform hearing will do a few veterans some good after all.

Lt. Col. Ernst, Braley's opponent, is a combat veteran of Desert Storm.


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