by Kevin Allman
Last time we heard from Carlos Sierra, Buddy Roemer's campaign manager, Sierra was blasting the powers-that-be at Fox News, calling them "little jerks" for omitting his boss from the network's May GOP presidential debate. Now he's back, and — perhaps taking a cue from New Orleans' own James Perry — Sierra is blasting NBC News and Politico for omitting his boss from their upcoming Sept. 7 debate. The following is the opening of an official email from Camp Roemer, signed by Sierra:
Once again, due to arbitrary, or as I call them, bullshit rules, Governor Roemer will be left out of the September 7th debate hosted by Politico and NBC News. It's a sad day in our country when a former Congressman, Governor, and current successful businessman is not invited to be on-stage to discuss the corrupting influences of money in politics and the continued demise of our economy.
Just to make sure you opened it, the email's subject line was "Bullshit Rules!". And it gets better:
It's laughable and disappointing that there will be someone on stage whose ignorant mind compared homosexuality to bestiality; the Godfather of Obamacare will also be allowed to defend his unconstitutional law; there will be a former pizza chain executive who discriminates against the Muslim faith; and there will be someone on stage who thinks it's more important to vacation in Hawaii than to campaign for the most important office of the free world. I don't know about you, but I'm truly disgusted by our system right now.
No doubt Sierra is passionate about Roemer. But when your man isn't moving the needle in any national polls, a well-timed "bullshit" is probably better for garnering attention than a multi-state campaign buy would be.
Here, enjoy the former Louisiana's governor recent turn on The Colbert Report — a gig that Roemer got when the "former pizza chain executive" weaseled out at the last minute: