Don’t know if it’ll make the news, but it sure would garner some coverage if 28-year Washington veteran Barbara Boxer didn’t have a laminated Get Out of Jail Free Card (D) after her name.
Boxer’s campaign manager Rose Kapolczynski has apologized for trying to reach out to public school teachers recruit students to “volunteer” for the career politician:
The sole intent of the letter was to provide interested students with information about a volunteer opportunity. However, the letter, which was written by a volunteer and reviewed by a junior staffer, was inappropriate and we apologize. The author of the letter has been counseled and campaign coordinators will no longer conduct outreach to public schools.
Over at BigGovernment, Alexander Marlow parses Rose’s statement:
. . . according to the Boxer crew…
The letter did not ask teachers to solicit students to work on the campaign or to use school facilities, supplies or equipment for political purposes…
If this is true, then why are they apologizing? They’ve done nothing wrong after all!
But they have done something wrong: Those responsible for Boxer’s reelection bid asked teachers to pimp out their kids for her campaign, and got caught red handed. Now they have the audacity to play semantics games in the press and pass the blame down the chain to “a junior staffer.”
Yeah, well, passing the blame is a game where Boxer excells. Recall how she enthusiastically echoed the president’s promise of “approximately 400,000” jobs created (or saved) in the Golden State with the “stimulus”? Now, with California suffering with the third highest unemployment in the nation, Boxer won’t even question if the policies she backed just might have prevented entrepreneurs from expanding and creating new employment opportunities.
Support someone who knows how to get a business going and keep it up and running.
(H/t: Reader Jesse.)