Nope. This one is BETTER! At least, I thought so.
A 20-year old Dartmouth College junior named Vanessa Sievers ran for, and won, the treasurer’s seat in Grafton County, NH. The current county treasurer, 68-year old Carol Elliott, called her a “teenybopper,” and said the only reason she won was because of “brainwashed college kids.”
Ms. Sievers, not unexpectedly, had a slightly different take and attributed her success to other factors. According to the New York Times, her biggest investment was a $51 ad she placed on Facebook which she paid for with her own money. But here’s the killer quote from this rising political titan of New Hampshire politics: “I took advantage of new media and she [Ms. Elliott] did not.” The county Republican chairman, Ludlow Flower, was overheard muttering that neither college kids nor new media belonged in a county race.
Funny. That attitude seems to pervade the entire GOP.