"In combat, you always want another soldier covering your back," read a flier from North Carolina state legislator Tim Spear touting his voting record on veterans’ issues. Problem was, the accompanying photo showed soldiers in Nazi uniforms, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Democrat apologized after supporters who had served in the war pointed out the error.
"It was not only an insult to our military men and women and our veterans, but it was a personal insult to me,” Spear, whose father fought in WWII, said in a letter to local papers. “Even though I did not prepare it, it was sent in my name." He said the mistake was made by a marketing firm where an artist used a stock photo of WWII re-enactors. "I’ll probably not use them in future mailings," Spear dead-panned.