NRCC - Shea-Porter Walks Out of Veterans Day Speech

After a summer of doing all that she could to avoid her constituents and the issue of government-run healthcare, Carol Shea-Porter’s following a similar strategy on President Obama’s Afghanistan troop surge.  She doesn’t want to talk about and she doesn’t want to hear about it. . . . strange for a candidate who made her name protesting the war.  In case you missed it from yesterday.

Fosters: Shea-Porter Walked Out of Veterans Day Speech

December 7, 2009 By Patrick

Now! Hampshire

Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) walked out of a Veterans Day event during the controversial speech of an 81-year old leader of the Pease Greeters, an organization that honors veterans returning home from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, because she disagreed with some of the speech’s political content, Foster’s Daily Democrat reports on Monday

Shea-Porter has had at least one other run in with the Pease Greeters. In 2007 a pair of women who are members of the group claimed the Congresswoman called to intimidate them after they had written letters in their local paper criticizing Shea-Porter’s position on the Iraq War…

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Shea-Porter Quiet on War

By Shira Schoenberg

The Concord Monitor

December 4, 2009




Does Carol Shea-Porter agree with President Obama's war strategy in Afghanistan?

Within hours of Obama's speech Tuesday night, the congresswoman's fellow Democrats, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Paul Hodes, weighed in with generally positive views of the president's policy. Republican Sen. Judd Gregg gave his opinion the day before.

Shea-Porter, however, gave little response. Asked yesterday for her views on the speech, Shea-Porter, through spokeswoman Jamie Radice, responded, "I have not heard anything to change my mind. However, as a member of the Armed Services Committee, I look forward to hearing from (Defense) Secretary (Robert) Gates and Admiral (Michael) Mullen tomorrow, and General (Stanley) McChrystal and Ambassador (Karl) Eikenberry next week."

State Republicans say it is hard to know what Shea-Porter believes.

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