Womack does not recall rival serving in Sinai

Posted: November 3, 2011 at 4:12 a.m.

As a soldier in the Arkansas Army National Guard, the Democratic challenger in the 3rd District congressional race served under his Republican opponent in the Sinai Peninsula in 2002.

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Mr. Womack shows his true colors ~ Arrogant!

Posted by: norske

November 3, 2011 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Steve Womack was an excellent Mayor and is a superb Congressman.

Posted by: Kathyann

November 3, 2011 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I agree with Kathyann. As a long time resident of Rogers, I can say Steve Womack was an excellent Mayor. Who is Ken Aden? Anytime someone has to try hard to build themselves up like Mr. Aden is, watch out!

Posted by: MDG

November 3, 2011 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senator Womack is for raising the medicare premium and cutting social security but protecting the tax on the wealthy.
it would be an honorable congressman who to be "fair" would also propose a cut on the congress retirement and a raise in premium of the federal congress health care for congressmembers?

Posted by: ladyLiberty

November 3, 2011 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Congressman Womack appears to be a competitor on the Flexible Container for Feminine Hygiene Liquid Team. Bless his heart.

Posted by: AlphaCat

November 3, 2011 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

For starters, I think Steve Womack did a great job as the mayor of Rogers, and the current state of prosperity the city is in reflects his work. I have heard that he did a great job as a Col. in the National Guard, and have no reason to doubt that. I think so far he has performed well as a congressman.

That said, the man is arrogant.

I, for one, did not have a clue who Ken Aden was before reading this article. His military career speaks volumes about him, which is Womak (who previously carried the only war hero card in his pocket) is trying to downplay it.

"If Ken was a dynamic leader and outstanding soldier in every respect, I probably would have had reason to have crossed paths with him during that deployment, but honestly I don’t remember him"

Any Private who goes on to become a SF SSgt is going to stand out among his peers. While, yes, Force Skills teams can be compared to "intramural sports", the point Ken was trying to make was that he met Womack as part of being selected for that team.

For Womack, he didn't get to meet the soldiers - the soldiers got to meet him. That's why he does not remember.

He may be a good leader. But the man is arrogant. He was arrogant in 2002, and he is arrogant now.

Posted by: nwlocal

November 3, 2011 at 1:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oh, alpha_cat, you have me in tears! I had the "pleasure" of dealing with Steve numerous times during his mayoral tenure. (We had an issue with our property that was caused by inefficient city planning. It was eventually fixed, but it took years and lots of face time.) Yes, he did some great things for the city while mayor, but unless you have deep pockets he really has no use for you.

Posted by: RogersMom

November 3, 2011 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I have had the opportunity to meet Mr. Aden. He is very personable and is obviously dedicated to being a good Congressman. In his remarks that I heard, he is especially concerned about two very important issues: Protecting Social Security and protecting our Veterans. His website is very clear about his stand on other issues as well.


Posted by: PRBarb101

November 3, 2011 at 2:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Womack has indeed shown his true colors. I look forward to seeing him struggle to do damage control after this major faux pas regarding his opponent, Aden. "Bless his heart..." he said. Everyone in the South knows that this is a condescending phrase and meant to put oneself in a one-up position by putting the object of one's scorn in a one-down position. I can imagine that he looks down on those of us whom he represents--the voters, who put him in office!--and sees himself as The Noble One Who Has Transcended. This does not demonstrate values that I want to see in my representative in the U.S. Congress.

I've written to Womack on numerous issues, and I do have to say, the man *is* arrogant and he is as far from bi-partisan as they come, and that is *not* what we need in Congress right now. We need men and women who can come together in a spirit of cooperation and work to represent all constitiuents, not just wealthy business owners or religious conservatives.

Aden, I look forward to hearing more from you...much more. Stay in your truth, and you won't have to be ugly as Womack has been. Keep it up, and you for sure will have my vote, and my money for your campaign.

Posted by: SPA

November 5, 2011 at 12:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Womack has exposed himself badly: he shows up as arrogant, ignorant, unprofessional, and self-aggrandizing. A jerk, really. Look up the documentation:


Posted by: ImUnarmed

November 5, 2011 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Most elected politicians have super egos. That seems to be a necessary factor to become one in the first place. Military officers included. On the plus side, super egotists fight for what they want. If his wants are with the majority he keeps getting reelected. No doubt, the good Congressman has earned a lot of negative comments.

Posted by: kinggeorge

November 7, 2011 at 12:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )