Life Comes at You Fast
no talent, no wisdom
On Tuesday afternoon, someone broke into the Phoenix headquarters office of Katie Hobbs for Governor. The Hobbs campaign immediately compared the break-in to Watergate, and blamed Republican opponent Kari Lake for causing the crime with her hateful rhetoric.
Here’s the statement on the campaign website, which may turn into a 404 error soon:
Soon after, a Phoenix cop saw a news story about the break-in, with security camera footage, and recognized the burglar as some sad sack he had already arrested as a suspect in another burglary. So burglary suspect Daniel Mota Dos Reis was arrested again for the new burglary — while he was already in jail. However bad your day has been, comfort yourself with the thought that somebody else was just arrested after being arrested. They sent him to jail in jail.
After politicizing a shoddy break-in by an alleged serial burglar, comparing it to Watergate and saying that a political opponent caused the break-in by “inciting threats,” Hobbs declared after the arrest (in her bizarre little girl voice) that she…doesn’t want to talk about it.
We have never had less talented people in public life. No politician of any party at any previous moment would have been dumb enough to jump off the cliff of Watergate rhetoric before having any information at all, not knowing if it would hold up. The level of stupidity and weakness on display here is unique. It’s a level of almost magical ineptitude. We’ve Peter Principled all the way out to the very end of the idea.