Monday, House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong gave a speech on the House floor about House Ethics and how the new legislation will be handled this session. More specifically, he was referring to the House Majority, urging them to reconsider certain bills that did not pass, due to the large majority by Repbulicans in the House. The speech that Ward Armstrong delivered seems a bit ironic and astonishing, taking into consideration his actions from the 2009 House of Delegates Races.
Ward Armstrong was behind the abominable mailer in the Tag Greason v David Poisson race in the 32nd District. The mailer was sent from the PAC "A Strong Majority". On the front of their webpage you will find a letter signed by Ward himself. Furthermore, the website and the PAC is paid for by Ward Armstrong.
In the mailer sent by "A Strong Majority" Ward faslely and maliciously accuses Delegate Greason of a crime that he suppposedly committed while serving in the military. Although Delegate Greason was cleared of any wrong doing, this mailer was still sent to voters in the 32nd District. The PAC even made the point to send a mailer to his home, addressed to his wife, in a unfounded attempt not only to destroy his campaign but his personal life as well. Ward Armstrong proved to people that he clearly has no idea of what good ethics are.
You have to question and wonder if Ward took into consideration his own "ethical behavior" in the 09' Elections before giving this speech before the delegation. If Delegate Armstrong is trying to set the bar for what good ethics are in the House, this could turn out to be a very interesting session.