No one should be surprised by taunting in partisan politics. But are there no limits?
Today’s e-mail from the right-wing, Midland-based lobby group/PAC Empower Texans notes that Democrats Farouk Shami and Bill White will square off on Monday in a gubernatorial debate. “The comedy factor will be high, if for no other reason than both men are likely to lose in November,” writes the group’s president, Michael Quinn Sullivan. (Empower Texans PAC has endorsed Gov. Rick Perry for re-election.) Then this:
“I still think ‘Shami-White’ sounds like a car-care product.”
Making fun of someone’s name? Really? How classy.