On election night in Colorado, Boulder Congressman Jared Polis degraded his office and embarrassed himself and his constituents in Colorado's 2nd Congressional district. The Loveland Reporter Herald reported that Congressman Polis took a "profane stab at Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum via Twitter."
From the Reporter-Herald:
In a tweet sent to his more than 14,000 followers from his @jaredpolis account, the Boulder Democrat wrote as results were still coming in for the Colorado Republican caucuses: "CO results so far: S*#!ntorum in 1st, Gingrich in 2nd, Romney in 3rd."
Santorum went on to win the Colorado caucuses, beating the favored Mitt Romney 40 percent to 35 percent.
Asked whether the self-censored tweet was intended to denigrate Santorum's last name, Polis spokesman Chris Fitzgerald said, "You'd have to ask (Polis)."
Unsurprisingly, the press has yet to ask Jared Polis about his tweet.
Now, we know Polis's liberal lackeys will be quick to point out we at the Peak are no strangers to immaturity.
That is undeniably true.
The difference: we're an anonymous blog and Polis is a Congressman.
He represents 1/7th of Colorado's citizens in the country's Capitol. We can and should hold him to a higher standard of public discourse.
If Congressman Mike Coffman or Congressman Doug Lamborn had tweeted something like this about President Obama, you can be sure it would be news.
Can anyone remember the manufactured outrage spun up by the liberal machine and aided by their allies in the press when Doug Lamborn used the term "tar baby" when talking about avoiding President Obama?
Hello, press corps, are you out there? A Colorado Congressman publicly insulted the winner of the Colorado GOP caucuses. There might be some news value in that.
To be fair, Santorum has had his fair share of stupid statements and he has rightfully been raked over the coals for them.
So, why, when Congressman Polis makes a stupid statement, isn't he raked over the coals?
It's a question worth asking, and one that Doug Lamborn probably is asking too.