Much ado about a man purse this weekend. At least we now know that it is a sensitive subject, and that numerous metro-sexuals believe in standing up for the MP. Fair enough. I will not touch that subject again (at least not for a while).
But, at the same time, we need remember that when Roy Brown complains about “negative campaigning”, it was Roy who tried drawing first blood in 2008 with a series of nasty ads, talking about how Schweitzer was a “bully,” and that Schweitzer had somehow strong-armed or otherwise “bullied” various legislators and state officials into getting what he wanted (a balanced budget with a $300 million surplus). Leaving aside for a moment the interesting additional proof this provides that Roy is the sensitive type, how can Roy be claiming with a straight face that he hates negative campaigning? And this year, as in 2008, Roy threw the first shoe as well, talking about “Tax Hike Van Dyk” (with no evidence to support it) long before election season.
So cry me a river. If Roy is going to shoot his toy gun, he can’t complain when someone fires a rifle at him.