From yesterday’s Washington Post: an article where an active duty general sent out a fundraising e-mail from a government address asking for donations to Republicans because he wants “Christians” in government.
Air Force to Examine Fundraising E-Mail Sent by a General
Message Praised Candidate’s Christianity
By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, May 6, 2006; A03
The Air Force is investigating whether a two-star general violated military regulations by urging fellow Air Force Academy graduates to make campaign contributions to a Republican candidate for Congress in Colorado, Pentagon officials said yesterday.
Maj. Gen. Jack J. Catton Jr., who is on active duty at Langley Air Force Base, sent the fundraising appeal on Thursday from his official e-mail account to more than 200 fellow members of the academy’s class of 1976, many of whom are also on active duty.
“We are certainly in need of Christian men with integrity and military experience in Congress,” Catton wrote.