The DNC has a supremely dumb idea. They’re going to put up a billboard that “Rush will see in his home town.” And they apparently know that Rush lives in Palm Beach, Florida, because “Erica” in Tim Kaine’s office told me so. I raised the matter with Tim Kaine’s voicemail but have not heard back.
What they don’t know, and apparently never checked before sending out fundraising emails and building an e-commerce web portal to solicit earmarked donations, is that Palm Beach (meaning the Island of Palm Beach, which is where El Rushbo actually lives), would sooner elect Bernie Madoff city treasurer than have a billboard within its city limits.
The DNC’s fallback (according to Erica who refused to give her last name): “We’ll put it in West Palm Beach.” I guess its a plus that the people’s party is so clueless about the uber rich that they don’t know Palm Beach is so finicky about what it allows that there was a major battle over opening a Starbucks on its fancy little island. The signage requirements are so strict that the municipality won’t let a sign hang from an awning.
Raising money to do something that you can’t do—and that your alleged target knows you can’t do because he’s already said so—is just plain stupid and it reflects poorly on Democrats all the way up to the Obama administration. Get a clue, DNC. And by the way, the five suggested slogans for the billboard are all lame. The whole thing smells like a way to raise a lot of money to do something that isn’t very expensive and pocket the rest for general expenditures, and not very well thought out at that.
I want Howard Dean back!!! I’m sure he knows that the difference between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach is, to plagiarize Mark Twain, as significant as the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.