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Left vs. Right 2008ers on Va. Tech

Mary Katherine Ham over at hits Republicans for not getting on the condolence bandwagon as quick as the Dems.

I think this one is a tough one. Early this afternoon, a friend IMed me: i will say that the first presidential candidate that visits va tech to console students should be tarred and feathered if this becomes a political football quickly, that will really make me ticked

And not too much later, came this Romney press release:

Boston, MA Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on the tragic events that have taken place on the campus of Virginia Tech:
“The entire nation grieves for the victims of this terrible tragedy that took place today on the campus of Virginia Tech. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the entire Virginia Tech community. Our full support is behind the law enforcement officials who are involved with stabilizing the situation and conducting an investigation.”

One imagines a campaign doesn’t want to look like they are using such a horrific event for political purposes (some even don’t want to use it for political purposes). And that may account for some of the Republican slowness?


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