Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What's the difference between stalked and covered?

When a campaign goes poorly for a Democratic candidate, what generally happens? It depends on whether the candidate is a male or a female. With a male, you generally the get the race card played pretty close to the top of the deck. With the female candidate, you get the victimhood card.

The campaign for Senate is not going well because the environment is bad for Democrats, and Scott Brown is an appealing, moderate candidate who has run a smart, aggressive and positive campaign. Martha Coakley decided today that she couldn't follow suit, so she tries to play trumps:
Bay State Attorney General Martha Coakley blamed GOP “stalkers” today for triggering tensions outside a Washington, D.C., fund-raiser last night where a Weekly Standard reporter said he was roughed up by a Coakley campaign volunteer...Coakley said she is not “privy” to the facts surrounding the incident involving reporter John McCormack last night, who wrote about the episode outside the Sonoma restaurant in Washington, D.C. in an online dispatch titled: “We Report, We Get Pushed.” (H/T: Geraghty)
Not "privy" to the facts? She was standing there looking at him.

So she's played the victim card. She's the leading candidate for a vital open seat, it's the single biggest political story in the country right now, she's in Washington raising oodles of cash from lobbyists for White House enemy-du-jour Big Pharmaceutical, and she considers the media covering the event to be "stalkers." That's the best that they can come up with? I said earlier that I was hesitant to run this last night, because sometimes things aren't what they appear to be. This is obviously exactly what it appeared to be last night.

Pathetic. As has been the case with so much of Martha Coakley's campaign.

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