If you can stand even one more news story on Sharron Angle, Republican nominee and challenger to Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), let me recommend Amy Gardner's hilarious campaign report,
"Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle back on campaign trail to win over Nevada", in today's Washington Post. Gardner really captures all of Angle's leadership qualities. First, we find Angle out on the campaign trail at a "women's business lunch":
A local actress named Dee Dentra asked Angle what she would do to help people find work. But instead of seizing what seemed like an easy chance to explain her jobs plan, Angle revealed that she didn't have one.
"It really comes from the statehouse to incentivize that kind of stuff in our state," Angle said. "Truly, the lieutenant governor, Brian Krolicki, you should have this conversation with him. That's his job, is to make sure that we get business into this state. My job is to create the climate so that everybody wants to come."
The woman gave her a puzzled look. "I'm sure you're probably planning on working with these people to do these things," Dentra said, hopefully.
I am sorry, Dee Dentra, local actress, but Sharron Angle has already said, "I'm not in the business of creating jobs." Which is weird, considering that the country is in the midst of a massive unemployment crisis!
Later, Gardner follows Angle to her campaign headquarters in Las Vegas, where the candidate was doing her best to fire up her team:
Instead of cheering Angle on, her staff members let loose with their frustration that the campaign and the candidate were floundering. They were buried in calls from voters wondering what to make of Reid's ads and upset that Angle wasn't responding. The two big topics were Angle's statements, now widely distributed courtesy of Reid, that she wants to "phase out" Social Security and that people who receive unemployment benefits are "spoiled."
"Sharron, the people who are working the phones a lot, especially the last couple of days, it's been really tough," said Jeri Taylor-Swade, one of the 20 or so campaign workers crowded into a sparsely furnished conference room.
Gardner reports that Angle "told the room that until recently there was nothing she could do about Reid's attacks." (Maybe her campaign team should have called lieutenant governor Brian Krolicki?)
WATCH GARDNER'S REPORT:
Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle back on campaign trail to win over Nevada [Washington Post]