For those of you who have forgotten the media circus that followed Colorado’s U.S. Senators around during the impeachment trial of President Clinton back in 1999, or weren’t even born yet, here’s a refresher.
Republican U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard had no problem whatsoever talking on and on and on to the media, dissecting his every thought on each day’s events that occurred in the Senate chamber. He was pure, media dreamboat.
Allard even kept a daily diary that was printed by the now defunct Rocky Mountain News. For those of you too young to remember that, the Rocky is what was known as a real newspaper.
Conversely, Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell refused to grant interviews on the subject or disclose which way he was leaning.
On a daily basis, the media reported what Allard thought, and that Campbell had refused yet another interview.
This was all back in olden times, before newspapers were widely available online. We’re not even sure the phrase “online” had been coined.
So we can’t prove that Campbell actually told reporters at one point to go to Hell, and stop asking him every damn day, but we remember something like that being reported at the time.
Now it’s Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and Democrat presidential candidate/sometimes U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet who will be hounded daily by the media for comment on daily proceedings.
Ironically, Gardner worked for Allard, but he already appears to be playing by the Campbell rule book of keeping his own counsel, and that is wise.
Meanwhile, we expect to see Bennet jumping in front of every TV camera that swings his way to trash Trump like the biased juror he is, in the hopes it will help him place above 7th place in the New Hampshire primary next month.