Wednesday, April 19, 2006


They would be anything but red, white and blue.

Wednesday evening, former Sen. John Edwards speaks on the campus of Missouri State University. Edwards' speech is part of a public affairs conference; U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) is scheduled to speak on Thursday.

How do the leaders of the Missouri GOP handle such a bipartisan conference?

By spewing political rhetoric.

Paul Sloca of the Missouri GOP sent an e-mail to reporters on Wednesday afternoon, calling the Edwards visit a reflection of the "liberal agenda" from Claire McCaskill, the Missouri auditor and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

Sloca wrote that Edwards was in Missouri:
... toting the kind of liberal baggage embraced by Claire McCaskill including support for abortion, gay marriage and higher taxes.
They just can't help themselves, can they? Desperate as they watch their party sink across the country, Republican leaders now resort to the last rotten eggs at the bottom of their ammo kits. Their president has a 36-percent approval rating in Missouri -- and Sloca claims the Democrats are "out of touch ... with our values."

Paul Sloca, meanwhile, is just out of touch. His party will be out of luck, come November.

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