|Sellek, left, with Attorney General Schuette|
By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
One of Attorney General Bill Schuette's top campaign strategists, John Sellek, doctored Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon's tweet about next week's Trump rally to make it look like Dillon had attacked Schuette over the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush.
What the hell?!
>>>The first post below is Sellek's, followed by the real, unaltered post<<<
Dillon blasted Sellek for the tweet.
"Nice cut and paste job though John. Pretty much par for the course for anyone that works for Schuette. Here's the actual tweet in context...but you already knew that."
Sellek's response justifying the tweet was unimpressive.
"The context, that I’m sure you are feeling now that you posted something about the First Lady as a result, is you saying ridiculous things about “old ladies” and a few hours later the First Lady passes-you look classless. Makes it harder for you to do your thing mocking people," Sellek said.
Some other users weighed in also:
"I didn't know Microsoft paint has a phone app?"
"Lazy, weak, misleading copy-paste work there, @johselleck."
"Looks like Sleazy Sellek is panicking about Shady Schuette. #Sad"
As Michigan mourns the loss of Barbara Bush, sick and twisted tactics like Sellek's phony tweet designed to score cheap political points belong in the trash.
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.