That’s what Paul Broun accuses 10th CD opponent (and frontrunner) Jim Whitehead of doing in the title of his latest press release.
Pretty harsh — but it doesn’t stop there. In the release, Broun also called Whitehead out for “‘double talk’ on the issue of amnesty,” and said that “Whitehead’s “damage control team” is resorting to the lowest kind of posturing in an attempt to “sound tough” – he is abusing the name of the late Congressman Charlie Norwood.”
Just what that abuse of Norwood’s name actually is was less clear, although what really seemed to get the Bround campaign’s unmentionables in a wad was Whitehead’s suggestion that 36,000 US troops be placed on the border — something that is apparently “abuse” because Norwood first suggested it, and is not “an easy thing” because we have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and Whitehead has “overlooked the Iraq war,” but Broun won’t because he was “in the Marines as a Navy medical officer” [auth. note: yes, that is accurate, before anybody questions the veracity of a Naval medic serving with the Corps], but it the 36,000-troop thing was a good idea when Norwood suggested it because it was “a conscientious suggestion to secure our borders,” but it’s a bad idea when Whitehead suggested it because he wasn’t in the military and, according to Broun, he “just wants to wave the magic wand of amnesty” anyway.
Confused? Yeah, me too — I’ll post the entire release in the comments so that you can try to sort it out for yourself, as well. I can’t quite figure out if this is a sign of desperation on the part of the Broun campaign, or just a sign that he needs to go out and hire a coherent communications director.
What do you think?