When anybody tells me that Republicans are cold-blooded predators and don't have a sense of humor, I look for ways to disagree. For example, there's Chris Schrimpf, who is proving to be good for a laugh now and then.
Never heard of this fellow? Well, he's the communications director of the Ohio Republican Party. His career path included a stint as communications director for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the anti-union exec who was reported to have exchanged high priority conversations with Gov. Kasich before the ill-fated Senate Bill 5 was left for dead by the Buckeye voters.
Who could have a greater sense of humor than Schrimpf , who decided to strike a fatal blow at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald's core values by disqualifying him as a worthy candidate.
Here's where the humor begins: Schrimpf said FitzGerald doesn't have "investments," no portfolio and stuff that would prepare him to handle the grave business of the state. Kasich, we know, not only had investments; he also had the experience of being a managing director of Lehman Brothers, the bankrupt Wall Street investment firm.
In one shattering breakthrough from politics as usual, Schrimpf has decided: No portfolio, no governor."
He's kidding, right?
Alas, upon further reflection, I don't think so.