from PD’s Openers:

None of the fight has gone out of Paul Hackett, who told a home-county Democratic audience Thursday night that he won’t do anything to help U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown campaign for the Senate.

“Not in my lifetime,” Hackett said. ”He spread rumors about my service in Iraq that were absolutely bullshit.

“Sorry, I’m a hillbilly at heart, and also Irish,” Hackett explained. “I’ve got Irish Alzheimer’s. You know what that is: You forget everything but a grudge.”

Hit the link for more…that thread is blowing up. Horrible news for the Brown campaign. And in even worse news: “Not one person rose to challenge him for attacking Brown”. Blowback is a bitch.

Update: The Brown campaign points to some of Hackett’s mending fences comments and appears to be using a “flip flop” defense against Paul’s latest remarks. Maybe Paul was just having family issues…

Update 2: Paul is hereby declared the Admiral of the Serapis Project.

Update 3: I had been looking for some photos of the Bush visit and any accompanying protest, etc. Found them here. Included is a first person account of the Hackett meeting (hat tip BSB).

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