Jeb!’s pathetic attempt to defend W against Trump is a good example of why the Bushes don’t get tough with anyone, their campaign operatives do. Sure, all presidential campaign managers are probably sleazeballs, but Rove and Atwater have to be the nastiest in recent memory. I had always figured that push came to shove with Trump et al., Jeb! would have some hard pipe-hitting wingers go to work on the homes with a pair of pliers and a blow-torch. But it looks like the real assholes are working for Rubio:
“South Carolina is known for its viper-pit political culture, dirty tricks, and all that stuff,” said journalist Corey Hutchins, who covered the state for many years. But, he said, the strategists now working for Rubio always seemed especially mesmerized by the local mythology around mudslinging and mischief-making. “Terry Sullivan and Wesley Donehue worked together at one point in a consulting firm in downtown Columbia, and I’m pretty sure I remember a Lee Atwater poster on the wall in Wesley’s office.
I like this picture. It looks a little like they photoshopped two iPhones into a promo photo for Nashville Skyline.