Republican U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave's re-election campaign was already heated, and it just got smelly as well: Her staff accused a Democratic activist Thursday of leaving an envelope full of dog feces at Musgrave's Greeley office.
Musgrave spokesman Shaun Kenney said someone stuffed the envelope through the mail slot in the door on May 31 and then sped away in a car. Kenney said most of the preprinted return address was blacked out, but staffers used the nine-digit ZIP code to trace it to Kathleen Ensz, a Weld County Democratic volunteer and a professor emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado.
Let's parse the dumb, at the risk of getting some on ourselves. First, the act itself, an idiotic and childish display. From a college professor. Who has tenure. Who teaches young people.
Second, there's the envelope. Seriously, how foolish was she that she didn't think to a) get an envelope that didn't have personal information on it, and b) black out the zip code. Does she not know how they work? Did she want them to know she lived in the Musgrave's congressional district?
Next, there's the car. She drove to the office in her own car. To commit a crime, perhaps not realizing that cars, having license plates, can be traced to an owner.
Finally, there's the time of day. She chose do this during working hours. With witnesses. In daylight.
It is bad enough that democrat activists so often resort to such asinine tactics, that they act like schoolyard bullies. It is worse that they do it so badly. How can they expect us to let them run the country when they can't even commit petty crimes intelligently? It's not like Ensz is a member of Congress already. Rules apply to her. Right?