OK, I admit, it’s not a huge issue that Ed Gillespie is off by a full decade about when George W. Bush ran his first campaign for president (1999/2000, not 2009). Still, it’s amusing, especially since Gillespie relates the story in the context of his daughter being “6 or 7 years old” during said campaign. So, you’d think he’d remember that. Anyways. More substantively, Gillespie and Jim Geraghty of the right-wing National Review talk about Gillespie’s work for these fine folks:
*George W. Bush – Three words: Worst. President. Ever.
*Dick Armey – Where do we even begin? a) “Armey was one of the chief authors of the Contract with America.” b) “In 2009, Armey’s FreedomWorks group launched a campaign against health care reform proposals, accusing the Obama administration of attempting to ‘socialize medicine’.” c) “On December 25, 2012, The Washington Post reported that Armey had escorted Matt Kibbe and FreedomWorks’ vice president Adam Brandon out of the FreedomWorks offices with the help of an armed guard on September 4, 2012. Armey reportedly wanted FreedomWorks to support Todd Akin after his controversial ‘legitimate rape’ comments”
*Mitt Romney – Again, where do we begin with this pathological liar, Mr. 47%, “Corporations are people,” “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,” “Let Detroit go bankrupt,” “I’m not concerned about the very poor,” “binders full of women,” “Syria is Iran’s only ally in the Arab world. It’s their route to the sea,” etc, etc., etc. And, of course, Romney LOST Virginia to Barack Obama, with Ed Gillespie as one of Romney’s top advisors. #FAIL #FAIL #FAIL
*Bob McDonnell – Corrupt slimeball, possibly on his way to jail. Also Pat Robertson’s “dear friend,” author of the infamous “thesis” at Pat Robertson’s “law school” (in quotes because, seriously – lunatic Pat Robertson has a freakin’ law school and Bob McDonnell actually WENT THERE?!?) ‘Nuff said.
Bottom line: If a politician can be judged, as our old friend George Allen once argued, by the company he keeps, then let’s just say you can draw the appropriate conclusions regarding Ed Gillespie’s company keeping with the likes of George W. Bush, Dick Armey, Mitt Romney and Bob McDonnell.