Yesterday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder of Michigan expressed disgust at the tactics of one Peter Hoekstra, the blowhard congressman with aspirations of becoming the next Governor of Michigan. Hoekstra, as is now well known, responded to the near-miss terrorist attack last week in Detroit by making the incident the central theme in...of all things...a fundraising e-mail.
What will Rick Snyder say now that the political party to which he belongs has elected to follow Hoekstra's lead?
The NRSC is the latest GOP group to use the failed bombing attempt on a Detroit-bound plane to rake in money.
In an email to supporters Wednesday, NRSC exec. dir. Rob Jesmer cites the attempted terrorism, along with health care legislation, in an effort to earn last-minute contributions.
The NRSC is the campaign wing for Senate Republicans, and the letter is aimed at gathering last-second contributions ahead of the December 31st year-end filing deadline.
One of the NRSC's prime targets, Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, also got hit with a Detroit-themed fundraising message, as leading GOP opponent Rob Simmons alluded to the attack as well in a fundraising missive.
What is more disappointing--that the GOP is trying to exploit fear for campaign cash, or that absolutely no one is surprised to see them do it?