We've come to expect the worst from Republican flack Andy Sere, the unquestioned King of Slime in this year's congressional campaigns. But this attack takes the prize. A couple of assclowns videotaped a friendly Congressman Lincoln Davis on the street. He shook their hands and walked away. "Good to see you folks," he said. A Davis aide slapped at their camera. They started yelling about Wanda and Norma Jean and family values. Sorry what?
In cahoots with conservative blogger Erick Erickson, Sere is trying to turn this into some kind of embarrassment for Davis. Misrepresenting what happened, they say Davis "fled" after the kids brought up Wanda and Norma Jean when, in fact, he casually walked away before they yelled the names. These guys might as well have shouted "have you stopped beating your wife?"
"That all begs the question—who is Norman Jean?" Erickson asks on his Red State blog. "It isn’t Mrs. Davis. That much we know."
In a press release, Sere writes: “Why is Congressman Davis refusing to answer questions about Wanda and Norma Jean, and why is his staff so sensitive to the mere mention of their names?"
Please. As one of Erickson's own commenters points out, Wanda and Norma Jean were the names used by trolls trying to stir up trouble on our very own Post Politics blog a couple of weeks ago.
"I'm sorry to be all Debbie Downer on this," Red State commenter Charles Martel writes, "but it really looks like it was probably just the same two videographers who were questioning him - they probably just went on the message board, posted the two messages (3 minutes apart) and then tried to make an issue out of it."
Update: Even DesJarlais staffers realize they can't accuse Davis of adultery without evidence. So they demand that Davis fire top aide Beecher Frasier for smacking those smartass kids with the camera.
Update II: Davis campaign spokesman John Rowley says the guys with the video camera were "Republican hack punks."
"The kids falsified who they were. They claimed they were Young Democrats from Lee College. They were trackers for the Republicans. For falsifying who they are, those guys ought to be fired."