Former President Jimmy Carter continues his ill-advised tour of the Middle East, laying a wreath at the grave of "peace fighter" Yasser Arafat, and literally kissing a top Hamas terrorist, Nasser Shaer.
As far as I can tell, 10th Congressional District candidate Dan Seals, who is having his second go-round with GOP Congressman Mark Kirk, has been silent on Carter's trip. Will he kiss Hamas, or stand up for Israel's security and right to exist?
Meanwhile, Mark Kirk has been at the forefront of criticizing Carter and leading a bi-partisan effort to convince Carter that his actions are not conducive to Israel's security and its attempts to promote peace in the Middle East.
UPDATED-- SEALS (BELATEDLY) FOLLOWS KIRK ON HAMAS: It looks like several days after Mark Kirk has been leading the charge against Jimmy Carter's intention to warmly embrace terrorist Hamas, Seals finally decided that he'd better get on the Kirk train, or be left far behind at the station. Seals released this statement yesterday. I'm not sure what took him so long to decide where he was on this issue, which seems pretty clear-cut to most people. As our alert commentors have already pointed out, however, Seals' few paragraphs in a press release pale in comparison to the pro-active stance and bi-partisan leadership already displayed by Mark Kirk on this important issue, which has gotten loads of national attention.
So, Dan, if you agree with Mark Kirk, and he is already in Congress doing it quicker, better and smarter than you can, why do we need you???