The Pennsylvania Congressman has embarrassed himself and his state repeatedly by being named Porker of the Year for his voracious appetite for pork-barrel spending.
Murtha has also given the state a black eye by his numerous slanderous attacks on U.S. troops fighting valiantly in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In comes Bill Russell, a decorated war veteran and political newcomer.
Despite the efforts of the Murtha camp to knock Russell off the ballot, the political newcomer received enough write-in votes in the April primary to win the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District and faces Murtha in November.
From Malkin's column:
Russell's clear on where he stands. No doubt Barack Obama would label him bitter and clingy. "I am a Conservative,” he says in his defining campaign statement. "I believe in the sovereignty and security of this one nation, under God. I believe the primary role of government is to provide for the common defense and a legal framework to protect families and individual liberty. … I believe that no one owes me anything just because I live and breathe."Read the full column at michellemalkin.com
(HT to GUNSERVATIVELY! for pointing out the Malkin column.)