Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw, at the end of a cynically amused post watching – and mocking – the administration’s futile attempts to convince the bitter clingers in flyover country that the Democrats don’t hate coal:
It looks like [Pennsylvania Democrat Rep.] Mark Critz (who replaced Jack Murtha) won’t even be attending the Democratic convention. This is known in some circles as “distancing yourself from the President.” In other circles it’s known as abandoning a sinking ship with the rats.
Says it all, really. Man, but Appalachian Democratic politicians are going to be thin on the ground in Charlotte this August.