storyPHOENIX - An Arizona lawmaker assigned to a tour of duty in
Iraq will be serving as an Army Reserves intelligence officer during his re-election campaign back home.
Republican Rep. Jonathan Paton, a freshman legislator, said he learned Saturday that he was going to Iraq to work in military intelligence for five to six months.
The 35-year-old Tucson native said he volunteered for the duty last year because he needed to back up his support of the war with action. "You should kind of put your money where your mouth is," he said.
He is standing up for what he preaches instead of thinking having a bumper sticker is supporting the troops, and I find that admirable.
In a political climate where people that have never worn a uniform call those that have cowards if they don't agree with the way this war is being handled it is refreshing to see someone actually "put his money where his mouth is"
Agree with his politics or not, agree with the war or not......