While I had my nose buried in my computer working on postcards & door hangers this morning, my cell phone rang, displaying a “No Caller ID” number. Knowing the anti-Republican forces are active sending flourescent postcards lately, I pondered…. “Is someone robocalling again?”
I was busy, but I answered it anyway.
It ended up being commenter Kathy Scott who had at one time been trying to push a story on me why she got fired from Dakotafest or something like that. She called today to push a story about Corinna Robinson, and an endorsement she had received, and she was sending it. And in case I hadn’t gotten it, it was sent to another one of my other e-mail addresses 2 hours later.
This is what was sent:
Former Presidential Candidate and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey Endorses South Dakota Congressional Candidate Corinna Robinson
U.S. Army Maj. Corinna Robinson, ret., works to meet as many South Dakotans as possible discussing need for change
Brookings, SD (May 14, 2014) — Former Presidential Candidate and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey announced today his endorsement of South Dakota Congressional Candidate U.S. Army Maj. Corinna Robinson, (ret). Kerrey went into politics after retiring from military service. Like Kerrey, Robinson spent 25 years in military service and plans to return to public service if the voters of South Dakota allow her. She is currently a favorite among veterans who have felt overlooked by the current administration’s lack of movement with stalled benefits and a backlog of claims.
Kerrey is a former member of the elite Navy SEAL Team, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor – America’s highest military honor. Kerrey’s political career includes Governor of Nebraska and U.S. Senator.
“In the months ahead, I look forward to speaking with many of my supporters who can assist with my campaign agenda that includes better education, growth in our business infrastructure and a way to strengthen our families,” says Robinson.
As Governor of Nebraska, Kerrey focused on fiscal responsibility and worked to increase education and job skills. Robinson has championed the need to bring more technology companies into the state. She has noted that TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline has gained more attention than rural connectivity, connections that would have a lasting effect on the education of South Dakota’s youth.
Robinson also receives the enduring support of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson and former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. To learn more about Corinna Robinson or to donate, visit onto CorinnaforSD.com.
Press release about one politician supporting another, blah, blah, blah. Yawn. I think I spent about 30 seconds looking at it before I stuck my nose back into work.
Bob Kerrey? I think I remember an inappropriate joke about him when he was dating Linda Ronstadt. Otherwise, meh. Pretty standard fare for election season.
I ignored it, and went about my business. At least until this evening, when I got a text asking me if I’d noted that a certain liberal out-of-state blog was ripping the Robinson campaign for sending it out.
Heh. Ok. Now it might be worth the amusement.
So, I come to find out that the release originally came from Leslie Wimes who has started working communications for the Robinson campaign from Florida, who is in pretty tight with Kathy Scott, as I gained from a prior twitter exchange with them. (I give it about three months, since that’s about the average longevity of a Robinson campaign employee.)
After misidentifying the state Kerrey was from, they corrected it (that’s the version I was sent). And that while Robinson has been endorsed by Bob Kerrey, Tim Johnson, and Stephanie Herseth, there’s oddly no evidence of it outside of the statement by the campaign claiming that they do.
Of course, this could bring on another press release claiming that Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Barack Obama all endorse Robinson too. (Really. I’m sure she has the proof somewhere.)
As if they needed another staff related debacle. They’ve gone through three campaign managers already, with the last one disliking the constitution her candidate swore to protect and uphold. No word on who the new manager will be, but I’m sure they’ll give us ample opportunity for amusement.
Needless to say, even the Democrats have come over to my side and agree that the Robinson campaign is one of the worst run messes that has ever been imported into the state. They make Nelson campaign flunky Eldon Stahl look like Karl Rove.
The bottom line? You know Corinna Robinson is running an awful campaign when even the Democrats berate her for it.