Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chaffetz Shows His Junior High Side

Rep. Jason Chaffetz
From The Hill:
"Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) found his own tactics turned against him during a Newt Gingrich event here Friday afternoon.

"Chaffetz, a Mitt Romney supporter, has been turning up at Gingrich events during the past two days, though he denied in a brief interview with The Hill that he was doing so in order to goad the former Speaker. He said he was merely there to 'offer some perspective.'

"But Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond decided it was time to do some goading of his own, as he briefed reporters. Hammond first waved with faux-glee at the Utah congressman and invited him to join the briefing. When Chaffetz ignored him, the spokesman instead marched the press over to where Chaffetz was standing with fellow Romney supporter Bay Buchanan.

"Hammond told Chaffetz that Sen. John McCain, a Romney supporter and former GOP nominee, has expressed distaste for the tactic of having campaign surrogates shadowing an opposing candidate's events. Chaffetz replied, 'I am just here attending.'"
"I am just here attending"? Talk about lame. And following a political candidate to harass is simply junior high. Like shadowing a girl on her dates because she turned you down. Rep. Chaffetz needs some social and political maturity.

UPDATE: Video of Chaffetz at a Gingrich rally. I wonder if Chaffetz is as hot to "shadow" President Obama and encourage Obama's defeat as to shadow a Republican opponent? Don't hold your breath.

UPDATE 2: Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion commenter Weirdave suggests that the Romney campaign's "Occupy Gingrich" is inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. Heh.

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