Rep. Cantor’s Effin’ Spokesman


Call me crazy but I thought Congressman Frank Wolf was the only GOP Congressman from Virginia who employs idiots on his staff. How wrong I am!

It turns out Congressman Eric Cantor does, too. Earlier today in response to questions from Politico about what the Congressman thinks of the latest ad campaign by AFSCME, the union for public employees, the Congressman’s spokesman, Brad Dayspring emailed Politico saying, “You could post this as my response.”

Warning: This video is rated R for language.

AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee wasn’t amused, telling Politico: “Eric Cantor may think the greatest economic crisis in seventy years is a joke, but we don’t. He should talk to the people in Virginia who are losing their jobs, health care and homes.”

Later this evening, Mr. Dayspring issued an apology but I wonder why that’s the end of it. Surely Congressman Cantor can employee a spokesperson who won’t mock public servants. Seriously, why does Mr. Dayspring still have a job? Does Mr. Cantor think this is appropriate?

This comes one day after Eric Cantor and the rest of Virginia’s GOP delegation to Congress skips a bi-partisan meeting with Governor Tim Kaine to discuss how the Commonwealth could be impacted by the economic stimulus plan under discussion in Congress.

Check out this additional coverage in The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The San Francisco Chronicle, American Spectator,  The New York Times and MSNBC.com.

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