Atrios wants us to be shocked at this:
What prompted the committee’s entry into the Schmidt-Hackett race was a comment made by Hackett in a USA Today article published Thursday. Hackett, talking about his service as a marine in Iraq, is quoted as saying, “I’ve said I don’t like the son-of-a-b— that lives in the White House. But I’d put my life on the line for him.”
Because Hackett said that, Forti said, “we decided to bury him.”
Look, when a candidate is running around calling the President a ‘son-of-a-bitch,’ it is only natural that the opposition would want to make sure his candidacy fails. Hackett, to his credit, was on Hardball last night (I will link the transcript when it is up), and stated, essentially, that he has launched his shots and can take as good as he gives (and he quoted Truman).