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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Political Cartoon Makes Fun of Military Veteran's Injuries



Nick Popaditch is running for Congress. Gunny Pop authored a book, "Once A Marine," that tells the story of an RPG hitting his tank in Fallujah. The story of his injuries is phenomenal.

The Imperial Valley Press, because Nick is not a liberal, and is a candidate for the U.S. Congress, published a political cartoon (see above) mocking the injuries of the decorated Iraq War veteran.

The cartoon was published in The Imperial Valley Press, a newspaper in Imperial County, the location of the 51st District where Popaditch is running for Congress.

The cartoon shows a poster of candidate Nick Popaditch, who has a patch over his right eye. Two youths with skateboards seem perplexed by the poster.

"What does that remind you of?" one says.

The other answers: "A James Bond super villain? A bald pirate? Uncle Fester with an eye patch."

Popaditch lost the sight in his right eye during the battle for Fallujah as a tank commander in Iraq in 2004. He received the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Tonight, Nick Popaditch joins the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution to discuss the cartoon. Join us live at 7pm Pacific, or catch the archive later, at BlogTalkRadio.com/PoliticalPistachio.

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