Andrew Sullivan has recently developed an interest in the web site of our guest contributor, Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett. Unfortunately, it appears that his interest has been taken advantage of by someone who is rather desperately trying to discredit a fervent Brownback supporter.
Here’s the official statement from the Brownback for President campaign:
“Baptists for Brownback is clearly a parody. Frankly, our campaign is flattered that an individual would take hours out of their day and sit behind a computer anonymously to make a parody of Senator Brownback and his consistent, conservative positions on the issues. It certainly is one of the weirder hobbies out there.”
I smell a rat. A big, sneaky rat.
Andrew Sullivan is no fool, but I fear that he has been taken in by a rather clever bit of sabotage. Does anybody think for even a second that someone charged with the great authority to speak on behalf of a presidential campaign would be so unprofessional as to dismiss a supporter with insults, without even having attempted to have contacted the supporter in question to verify the legitimacy of the site?
Come on! There is no way that someone in that position of authority would be that careless, reckless and unprofessional.
So, from where did the message come, then?
I can only voice suspicions, but it seems to me to be a rather obvious attempt to drive a wedge between Senator Brownback and his supporters, by feigning betrayal on the part of Senator Brownback. It’s ugly, it’s mean, and it really seems rather pathetic. To whoever did this, I hope you are proud of yourself for stooping to such levels. It says much more about you than it says about Mrs. Gaines-Crockett or Senator Brownback.