The Democrats selected Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to be head of the Democratic National Committee—apparently because they wanted an attack dog. Unfortunately, the only thing Wasserman Shultz has been able to sink her teeth into is her own butt.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the chairwoman of the DNC, ripped into Republican presidential contenders who opposed President Obama's 2009 bailouts for General Motors and Chrysler.
"If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars; they would have let the auto industry in America go down the tubes," she said at a breakfast for reporters organized by The Christian Science Monitor.
But according to Florida motor vehicle records, the Wasserman Schultz household owns a 2010 Infiniti FX35, a Japanese car whose parent company is Nissan, another Japanese company. The car appears to be hers, since its license plate includes her initials.
I don’t really care what make or model of car any particular congressperson owns, but a little self-awareness would be helpful when opening one’s mouth. For example, if you own a Japanese car and you want to attack Republicans for not buying American, then maybe you ought to delegate the attack to someone who drives an American car.
Unfortunately for Democrats, this appears to be a consistent, yet losing strategy.