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June 14, 2006
Rare But Necessary Bipartisanship

On occasion, a candidate for election demonstrates such poor judgement that both Democrats and Republicans wind up endorsing the same person in the general election. This usually happens in local and state races for legislative or executive positions. In North Carolina, the voters face this unusual situation in the state Supreme Court race after one of the major-party candidates started violating Godwin's Law as if it were the 55-MPH speed limit:

The leaders of the state's Democratic and Republican parties have asked voters not to cast ballots for state Supreme Court candidate Rachel Lea Hunter, whose fiery rhetoric in recent weeks has included comparing the actions of a black congressional candidate to that of a slave.

"She's unstable and unqualified, and the thought of her serving on the highest court in North Carolina is scary," state Republican party chairman Ferrell Blount said Tuesday.

Blount's comments came after Hunter, a former Republican running as a Democrat, used the title "Dur Fuhrer" -- commonly associated with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler -- when referring to state Democratic party chief Jerry Meek. Such rhetoric led Meek to endorse Republican-backed incumbent Mark Martin in his race with Hunter for a seat on the state's high court.

"From my own personal perspective, I think she lacks the judgment and temperament to be a judge at any level," said Meek, who called Martin an "able and competent member of the court."

Both parties now will endorse Mark Martin, and I doubt many Democrats will object in the slightest. Voters in North Carolina can immediately grasp the conundrum between voting Republican or putting a woman on the bench whose website greets visitors with this message:

Der Fuhrer Meek Speaks

(sung to the tune of Unforgettable)

Hypocritical, that's what you are are.
Hypocritical, though near or far.
Like poison ivy that clings to me,
How your actions do painful things to me.
Never has someone been more
hypocritical in every way.
And forevermore, that's how you'll stay.
That's why its incredible,
that someone so hypocritical
Thinks that I am just like you.

Hunter's sense of meter is a crime in itself. Even more hilariously, her campaign responded to allegations of a lack of mental stability with an offer to under psychiatric evaluation "any time, anywhere". I guess the Hunter team fails to understand that when a candidate has to make an offer like that in order to restore voter confidence, the only base she has left is at the mental-health facilities where she would get that evaluation.

Kudos to the North Carolina Democratic Party for putting their state ahead of their party and disavowing Hunter. Hopefully enough people get the message to ensure she doesn't win the election.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at June 14, 2006 12:14 PM

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