We have commented elsewhere that Mark Udall's choice of people to carry his message reflects directly on Mark Udall. In our more colorful writing days, we suggested that Cara DeGette would be exactly the wrong person to promote Mark Udall after she wrote without justification or provocation:
Perhaps Haggard should consider moving back to Colorado and challenging Schaffer in a primary bid for the Senate next year.
Lord knows, he has some issues.
We suggested in the most colorful terms possible that when Cara DeGette wrote about the race, she dirtied Mark Udall:
Much as they might like to claim otherwise, [ Wendy ] Norris and [ Cara ] DeGette are not journalists in the traditional sense. They are paid to smear Republicans. Apparently, anything goes.
Mark Udall has to know that we will be more than happy to link him to his supporter's more colorful and tasteless antics. If [ Mark Udall ] wants to take a ride down a slide greased with chicken excrement, he can't expect to arrive at the bottom without some of it sticking.
Anyone who has ever worked with chickens will know why we picked that version of feces. Those who haven't can probably guess at least one of its two attributes: It is semi liquid and the smell is overwhelming.
Wendy Norris got involved because of her equally distasteful and unjustified remark regretting that a prominent Republican objected to sex with sheep. We opined:
It is hard not to think that Ms. Norris and Ms. DeGette have some very serious sexual issues of their own. DeGette and her close friends can't seem to avoid the temptation to write material about Republicans that is, to use a kind word, "strange."
For months, Cara DeGette and Wendy Norris took the hint and had Jim Spencer write about the race. He has gone on to a better and better paid life. Perhaps they have someone else to write about this one issue, important though it is. If they keep writing about this race, we will be more than content to send Mark Udall down that slide smeared with chicken excrement from time to time.