Michele Bachmann made a statement to the press where she accused her Iowa campaign director of jumping to Ron Paul’s team because of a Ron Paul paid bribe.
“Kent Sorenson personally told me he was offered a large sum of money to go to work for the Paul campaign. Kent campaigned with us earlier this afternoon and went immediately afterward to a Ron Paul event and announced he is changing teams. Kent said to me yesterday that ‘everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn’t I,’ then he told me he would stay with our campaign. The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions,” Bachmann said in a statement.
Kent Sorenson denies the charge. He claims his reason for leaving is to defeat Mitt Romney. Sorenson’s reason sounds plausible, especially since Bachmann is on her way to a last place finish. The time is right for a political operative to jump ship and join a campaign that will further his political world view.
Bachmann’s narrative, an unsupported bribery charge, doe not ring true. One need only consider that her campaign leading he charge to the bottom to see how pathetic her story seems. It gets worse. Bachmann’s political director Wes Enos denied that Sorenson accepted a bribe of any kind.
“I can say unequivocally that Kent Sorenson’s decision was, in no way financially motivated,” Enos said in a statement. “While I personally disagree with Kent’s decision, and plan to stay with Michele Bachmann because I truly believe in her, I cannot watch a good man like Kent Sorenson be attacked as a ‘sell-out.’”
Enos lost his job for speaking up. It looks like Sorenson committed the unpardonable crime of publically jumping ship. Bachmann is simply trying to save face and ruin a former employee’s reputation. I hope he sues.
My real concern here is why would an overt Christian like Bachmann resorts to gossip and lies? The moral voice in her head should warn her that character assassination without proof is unchristian. Why would she do this? Unless… she is not a real Christian,
Hat tip: The Immoral Minority