You know, there's nothing funnier than trying to set a campaign headquarters on fire. The threat to staff, the property damage, the political repercussions of violence in a political campaign.
It's one knee-slapping heck of a good time...or at least it is if you're a DC lobbyist, former Democratic consultant to the family, and in business with the mother of Russ Carnahan.
Roy Temple thought enough of the attack on Russ Carnahan's office that he made fun of it on Twitter, less than 24 hours after it happened.
How weird is that? I don't even know Russ personally, and my first public response was to condemn the act and the person, no matter who it was.
Roy - he makes a joke. I wonder if he made the joke because he already knew what happened? I would hope he at least made a phone call before being so callous. Keep in mind that Russ's staff is so scared, they won't even talk to reporters because, you know, the office was firebombed.
We're pretty sure that was the case, but it's getting harder and harder to take the incident seriously when no one in the government, law enforcement, or in cahoots with the Carnahan seems to be concerned about it.
If you're looking to understand why no national media has picked up the story of the firebombing of Russ Carnahan's office, look no further than FiredUpMissouri.
One might be charitable and assume FiredUp is waiting to hear the full story before jumping to conclusions, but charitable isn't something Sean deserves. His boss thought it was funny - Sean puts out a missive. What's going on? Let's take a look at Sean's past behavior.
He's posted a series of Nazi pictures to paint the Tea Party as extreme. He's jumped all over the police report of the phony Brian Nieves assault. He's spent the last eighteen months using his fake blog names to smear, lie, distort, and name-call anyone and everyone associated with conservatives, Republicans or Tea Parties, and we're supposed to believe that only now, he's decided to show a bit of maturity and hold off? Not a chance. Sean must have received a call telling him to stand down, and the same order must have been given to any reporter calling in nationally hoping to write, talk and broadcast the horrible story of a firebomb attack on a congressman's office by a crazed right winger. The coffin made national news, but only after Carnahan's office planted a false story in the Politico about it being a coffin left on the lawn, and not a prayer vigil covered by the local news. The firebomb can't even get a casual mention in 120 hours?
Where's the hyperactive Chris Matthews on this? Keith Olbermann? Where's Roy Temple and Jean Carnahan, both eager to spin news and spit lies, but neither willing to defend Russ when he's attacked in a violent manner? Can't they at least condemn the violence? Or do they know something that shuts their mouths?
Do you realize if someone broke my office window and threw in a flaming projectile in, that I would be all over the national news the next day? What makes me more relevant to the news than Russ Carnahan?
Who is putting a tamper on this story?