Cleveland Plain Dealer
Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz wrote Wednesday about “politely crashing” a Tea Party Express event held near her home last Saturday. One of the 450 or so in attendance was Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, but Schultz failed to mention that.
“In retrospect, that was a mistake,” she writes today. Mandel been named as the likely 2012 Republican opponent of Schultz’s husband, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.
“He frequently attacks my husband in public interviews and speeches, and the Tea Party event was no exception.
I did not mention him because I wanted to avoid the appearance of singling him out for criticism, or promoting my husband.”
This is my debut column for the Plain Dealer’s Metro section. Not what I had planned. But it’s the only way to proceed if I am to ask for your trust.
My error in judgment also caused unnecessary anguish for editors who trust me, and champion my work. I feel just sick about that.