Paul Hackett is an Iraq veteran who unsuccessfully ran for office twice as a Democrat in Ohio. He was the official nutroots candidate in the first of these elections, and he was an early favorite to get the nutroots endorsement in the most recent one until his primary opponent hired nutroots founding father and astrology enthusiast Jerome Armstrong to advise his campaign.
Now that he’s at loose ends, he’s taken to appearing with increasing frequency on the cable shout shows, where his inability to control what comes out of his mouth is destroying his political future. For instance, last night on Fox News he referred to former White House advisor Dan Senor as “Herr Senor” and ”little unterfurher of propaganda, Mr. Senor there.”
These nutroots slurs are all fun and games, of course, until you take into consideration the fact that Mr. Senor is Jewish and his mother survived the Holocaust. (h/t James E.)