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Apr
27

Desperate Measures

I noticed this email in the inbox when I was at work and I almost deleted it.  Now I am glad I didn't. 

Oh boy someone's campaign is desperate.  I say desperate because only a campaign that is so far down in the polls that there is no other option would engage in this form of anonymous slime.

As a concerned Minnesota voter here is something about U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hegseth that should concern you:

In Pete Hegseth's announcement for U.S. Senate he addressed his divorce in 2009 by telling everyone it was public record in his Star Tribune article to get it out into the open, hoping that nobody would actually look into the actual reasons for it.
 
Well, I went to go see what that public record said - see attached document (especially page 3 under "Irretrievable Breakdown")
 
Pete neglected to tell us that the divorce was due to his infidelity to his first wife.
 
That is huge, especially here in Minnesota. We have a marriage ammendment (ed sic) on the Ballot (sic) this fall and we cannot be touting cheaters and immoral individuals as our best option for the GOP nomination and expect our voters to support a bill calling for the sanctity of marriage. We especially can't afford to blow a golden opportunity for the party in a year where Amy is beatable due to the economy and Obama's agenda.
 
I want the truth to be told so that we can elect a viable conservative without this type of baggage as the GOP opponent to Amy rather than make a further mockery of our state's GOP party leadership and the Marriage Amendment.
 
JGaltMN

Sigh....where to begin.  I guess the first place is to quote a wise man...from the Bible - let he who is without sin, cast the first stone (John 8:7).  There is NO ONE on this earth who is perfect, so to find out that Mr. Hegseth made a mistake in the past...well color me shocked - not.  Second - as a woman who is married to a military man...who lived on base and saw more than a few military marriages disintegrate under the stress that the military life brings...again color me shocked....no I am not shocked nor am I really all that put off by the fact that Mr. Hegseth is divorced or that there was infidelity.  These things happen in life sadly.

I actually have more disdain and revulsion for Mr.  "John Galt MN".  Hiding behind a pseudonym and a HotMail.com email address this person purports to be a paragon of transparency, truth and openness (" I want the truth to be told so that we can elect a viable conservative without this type of baggage as the GOP opponent to Amy rather than make a further mockery of our state's GOP party leadership and the Marriage Amendment.").  Do you REALLY want the truth to be told Mr. Galt?  Then come out from behind the pseudonym and the HotMail.com email address.  You want a "viable conservative"?  I suppose you have someone in mind - who?  What is your relationship to the campaign?  If the voters of Minnesota deserve to know the truth, well then they deserve to know the truth about YOU and YOUR motives?  If his divorce is fair game, then so are you!

In all honesty, I don't care who you are, there is no room for this kind of garbage in a thoughtful campaign.   Especially this year, people are more concerned about jobs and feeding their family.

If you really cared about what was best for the people of Minnesota, "Mr. Galt", you would not be throwing out personal attacks and would instead be addressing the issues that are important to the Minnesota voter.  The fact that you throw out personal attacks shows how desperate you - and the campaign you are supporting - are.....and shows how badly you are losing.

 

Written by LL.