OK. I am not one to remember quotes much. Except maybe one from Ghandi. But this one is a keeper. And will stick in my mind, I am sure:
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice.
h/t to Jesse Hathaway again! on this one.
I've done numerous posts on Ohio's illustrious and notorious Secretary of State. More notorious, than illustrious. And frankly, I am always willing to give most people the benefit of the doubt. But just hearing Brunner's name makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Sort of like when one is in the presence of a pit bull. Or vampire. Or someone who's been helped into office with the likes of Soros or ACORN.
Ohio's gonna be one nasty place in Election 2010. Again. And Brunner wants to make sure she gets a good head start. No none-of-this-waiting-til October crap. I'm gonna start in March. MAYBE even, February.
So now that I have your attention, what is she up to now?
Now don't get me wrong. This is the same woman who is having cupcake parties with women's groups in Ohio in an attempt to woo them to vote for her in the Ohio US Senate race. So evidently she can come off as a fairly decent human. But she has ice in her veins and will squish the bug that dares to cross her. And apparently the "bug" this time was Steve Christopher.
Christopher's "crime" was he dared to attempt to have his name placed on the Ohio ballot in the AG race. Double-double crime is he is a Republican. And Brunner says he numbers "don't add up." I got an "A" in math and algebra, but I'm gonna let you guys figure out the numbers on this one. But it looks like we have elected officials in Columbus, specifically in the Secretary of State's office, who can't do simple arithmatic. Maybe those $500 government calculators stopped working, and they God forbid had to do their math by hand. Brunner's spokesperson Jeff Ortega has this to say:
Lesson to everyone out there is back up, I mean as in make copies, save to disc, whatever. Christopher was smart enough to do that. And just like any red-blooded American, he is filing suit.
Will keep you posted. Literally.