We’ve already held a number of discussions here about the campaign of NY23 Republican hopeful Dede Scozzafava and her dimming prospects for a seat in Congress. However, today marks one of the more strange moments in political history. As highlighted by Allahpundit at Hot Air, the candidate apparently does not have anyone advising her with the political chops required for such a race. Apparently, somebody in her office thought it would be a nifty idea for her to hold a presser outside the office of one of her opponents, NY Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. This led to the now immortalized image shown here. Dede speaks to the press and the public with a forest of signs for her opponent sprouting up behind her.
There are only a couple of races happening in this off year which will attract national attention, and her team needed to be ready for that. Calling the police on a reporter was bad enough, but this curious decision really puts the quality of her staff on display.
For more on Dede’s background, however, see TMV’s correspondent Dennis Sanders earlier today.