The official blog of the Montana Republican Party is back at its old tricks today, criticizing Monica Lindeen for her position on Iraq, and comparing it unfavorably with Denny Rehberg’s position. Lindeen’s response wasn’t exactly sophisticated:
She said there is no easy answer for the situation in Iraq.
“Staying or leaving tomorrow are the options and they both suck,” she said. She said she fears the situation is disintegrating.
What the GOP blog fails to mention is that the remarks were not a prepared statement by Lindeen, but an answer at an informal Q&A session. In fact, it’s clear that the quote was not her entire statement.
Mr. Rehberg’s thoughtful analysis? A 5 month old press release.
I’m not sure what’s worse: that the GOP needs to constantly rely on misrepresentation of reality or that I should be expected to support a Congressman who hasn’t changed his opinion on the situation in Iraq, despite worsening sectarian violence, the continuing death toll for American soliders and Iraqi civilians, and unstable dynamic of American-Iranian relations.
Denny Rehberg: sticking to the Republican talking points. Now that’s leadership.