So I'm listening to David Welna's NPR report on the race in Ohio
, when this spokesweasel for the Republican Congressional Campaign, Ed Pardue [phonetic spelling], tells us that Paul Hackett tried and failed to convince the voters that he was close to President Bush.
Excuse me, but Hackett called Bush an SOB and said he didn't like him. How does that spin into trying to associate with Bush? Not only does Hackett not deny disliking Bush, he calls him an SOB again in this audio report. Hackett's a Marine, and Marines use that kind of language.
Hackett goes on to say that the reason that Rove and company don't like the language is because they never served in the military.
The local political science professor [a requirement in NPR political stories] said that Hackett needs to tone down his language, but Hackett kicked butt, winning four of the six counties in the Ohio 2nd district. Schmidt won the two largest counties, but she barely squeaked by for a Republican candidate.
For the sports betters: she lost on the spread: a dead Republican candidate should have been able to win by 5%.
My only question is: why did my cats arch their backs and hiss when Schmidt talked?