Here's your "Where's Waldo" brain teaser for today. Let's see if you can find the problem in the video.
Was this a gaffe by a political novice or a target of opportunity for an experienced pol? You be the judge after viewing the video. But first, some background on the situation and the players in this political tableau. The principals in this little community theater production include Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill, nearing the end of her first term in the U.S. Senate, and Chris "I feel a tingle up my leg just thinking of Obama" Matthews, long time shill for liberals, masquerading as some kind of journalist for MSNBS, the media communications center for the Obama administration and all causes which are liberal/progressive.
Give up yet? Okay, here's the problem with Senator McCaskill's comments.
[...] A Democratic lawmaker may have violated prohibitions against soliciting campaign contributions on government property while appearing on MSNBC on Monday night.
It is against the law to fundraise on government property. [...]
Here's the text of what McCaskill said in the interview with Matthews.
[...] “I’m asking regular folks to be my super PAC,” Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” from inside the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building while discussing how super PACs are targeting her.
But what could be problematic for the senator is that she also reminded MSNBC’s viewers that “on ClaireMcCaskill.com, people can give 25 bucks and, if we get a lot of those, we will have our own super PAC, and that’s the kind of PAC that should be super, made up of regular people giving small amounts.” [...]
McCaskill's behavior will be judged by the Senate Ethics Committee, if it ever gets that far and even then it will be questionable if it is ever passed out of the committee for a full vote on the Senate floor. Considering the Senate is under the virtual control of Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, it is doubtful that this alleged infraction will see the light of day anytime soon. McCaskill is running for re-election this November and an ethics violation might just hamper her re-election bid, a loss Harry Reid would give his left nut to prevent, considering Republicans have a chance of retaking the Senate in this year's election.