Do you ever get so emotionally worked up that you do irrational things. Stuff that come back on your own head?
How about this fror a mad rush to the edge: …
California GOP Files FEC Complaint Over Obama Visit to Grandmother
By Matthew Mosk
Perhaps the most ill-timed press release of the 2008 campaign ….sent by the Republican National Committee.
The …California Republican Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, in part because of a visit Sen. Barack Obama made to his dying grandmother.
"Obama for America violated federal law by converting its campaign funds to Senator Obama's personal use," .."Senator Obama recently traveled to Hawaii to visit his sick grandmother. This was the right thing for any grandson to do — at his own expense — but it was not travel that his campaign may fund."
At issue was whether the trip should have been paid for with campaign funds, based on the law that forbids candidates from using such funds to pay for personal travel.
…But filing the complaint today now seems to have been ill-advised ….politically.
Obama and his sister released a statement this afternoon announcing that their grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, died peacefully after a battle with cancer.
I am not campaigning. I don't live in the USA and I wouldn't vote anyway if I did. But I find this self indulgence with what amounts to hokey pokey politics fascinating. I can't imagine any other country so capable of the shambolic on this scale. Not in a Western culture at least. Iraq or Zimbabwe perhaps.
What took my breath away with this little snippet is the dirty tricks department total lack of self assesment. I mean…
If you saw that going out as a press release, wouldn't an alarm bell go off in your tiny? What the heck were they thinking? Not the most politically astute of people they must be riddled with the old school. Something from the Barbara Bush "thought for the day" programme?
Ah well. C'est la vie