Okay, you think we're kidding with stuff like the 'evil twin' defense. But, believe me, it's not just Claude Allen.
Yesterday we brought you the news that The Hill, the capitol hill newspaper, had unearthed an old article from the 1984 Republican convention which had some very harsh quotes from Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH). She's the one who narrowly beat Paul Hackett a few months back and then, soon after, called Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) a coward on the House floor.
So, anyway, the old article had Schmidt raging against now-Senator Liddy Dole. But the big thing was that she said young GOP activists " look like young Hitlers to me. â¦ Theyâre so grim and deadly serious about the cause."
Okay, so that's 1984 -- twenty-two years ago. So young GOP activists are now in their early forties to early fifties, i.e., they run today's GOP. So that's not great.
Anyway, here's where we get to the evil twin defense de Schmidt.
When confronted with the Hitler remark, Schmidt's Chief of Staff Barry Bennett, "that Schmidt made the comment, explaining that her twin sister, Jennifer Black, who was also mentioned in the paragraph, made the remark."