THE NATIONAL Republican Congressional Committee (soon to be replaced by the National
Tea Party Congressional Committee) believes Ohio Rep. Betty Sutton is a closet supporter of the gang that wanted to blow up that bridge near Cleveland. It officially challenged her credentials as a law-abiding citizen because she didn't immediately condemn the plan. The Columbus Dispatch called the committee's lunacy the "ultimate cheap shot". It made us regress to Sutton's last congressional campaign during which the Medina County Republican chairman thought it would be best if she simply returned to the kitchen. But you will doubtless be drenched with more of this palaver in her showdown with Republican Rep. Jim Renacci - both of whom were snugly deposited in the newly-created 16th District, whose weird boundaries were created by the controlling Republicans to replicate a Salvador Dali painting.
While we're at it, we might mention another Democratic woman, Elizabeth Warren, who is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Her opponents are wondering about how she might have exploited the fact that she is 1/32 Cherokee to advance her career as a minority. And so the birthers are up and at 'em in the Bay State, insisting that she doesn't look like a native American. Here's how they put it: She couldn't have a drop of Indian blood because she is "blonde, rich, and most of all, a Harvard law professor."
No matter whichever came first, I presume.