Sherrod Brown is my favorite U.S. Senator. He epitomizes what a public-spirited politician should be. I’ll be pissed if he loses his seat in November, but pissed is about as far as I will go.
However, running against Brown this year is a man named Josh Mandel, Ohio State Treasurer, and a “Marine Corps veteran who did a couple of tours in Iraq,” he says. Well, this veteran managed to say the following, with Mitt Romney by his side, who then joined the crowd as it applauded Mandel’s remarks:
Barack Obama and Sherrod Brown have waged a war on coal. They think coal is a four-letter word. I’ll tell you this afternoon, for any of these folks trying to stand between us and affordable, reliable, dependable energy, we have four words for them: over our dead bodies!
Hmm. I wonder what Mr. Mandel, Marine Corps veteran, could mean by that? And why would Mittens affirm it?
Perhaps Sherrod Brown should get Secret Service protection now.