The latest turn in the implosion of the Daily Caller‘s months-long effort to smear US Senator Robert Menendez has been the sudden self-injection of none other than Roger Stone into the public debate on this topic, via a series of somewhat desperate-sounding late-Sunday night tweets, all done in the space of an hour:
Why does Sen Menedez campaign spend so much on DC Hotel Rooms? Apt staked out? — Expand
Menendez? WaPo will be proven wrong- Daily Caller/Tucker Carlson will be proven right- Menendez banged hookers in DR — Expand
ABC NEWS skype interviewed current DR Govt official who attended Menendez Sex party- Suppressed? — Expand
WaPo full of shit- 3 girls who said they were paid for sex with Menendez are being paid to lie NOW- Not the same girls in Daily Caller — Expand
ABC NEWS skype interviewed current DR Govt official who attended Mennedez Sex party- Suppressed? — Expand
A few things spring to mind:
– Really, Roger? Still pretending that the Washington Post is the only entity that’s called the Caller‘s smear job into question? When the FBI found it baseless? When ABC, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and the Associated Press have all publicly cast doubt on it? Did all of these entities somehow interview the wrong hookers, Roger? Are they all paying hookers to trash the Caller? Really?
– Wow, reduced to tweeting a link to an anonymously-sourced Gawker story and twice implying without a shred of proof that Dominican officials attended Menendez sex parties. Running out of actual ammo, Roger?
– Roger Stone may well regret tweeting that “WaPo full of shit- 3 girls who said they were paid for sex with Menendez are being paid to lie NOW- Not the same girls in Daily Caller” as well as “WaPo will be proven wrong- Daily Caller/Tucker Carlson will be proven right- Menendez banged hookers in DR” because people will want to know the following: “Oh really? How do you know this, and can you prove this — and why should you care? What’s your skin in the game?”
Calling attention to yourself with a hurried fire-off-everything-no-matter-how-useless barrage like this isn’t a wise move, dear heart. It just makes people wonder about why you did so.
A slight revision of Proverbs 28:1 comes to mind. And not the part about the righteous being as brave and calm and non-panicky as lions.
(Crossposted to Mercury Rising.)