Just last Wednesday Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell told the Boston Globe Governor Sarah Palin's role as "Commander" of the Alaska National Guard was "largely ceremonial." He then later went on Fox to boast about her candidacy.
He stated he was displeased how the media suggested the "commander in chief of the National Guard doesn't control the military. Monday morning he was, to the dismay of other members of the guard, promoted to a three star General.
"The Guardsmen found out about this travesty when a call went out for volunteers to fill the room for his ceremony," said one guardsman. "The response was almost non-existent."