"I would have been some quiet little chief-of-staff," Joyce Kaufman told listeners on her WFTL-AM (850) radio show. "It's gonna be your biggest nightmare that I didn't go quietly off to Washington."
After hastily resigning the chief-of-staff post West offered, Kaufman was back on air today continuing her rant against the left-wing conspiracy she says felled her. She blamed the media for inciting the person who emailed a threat to Kaufman's office yesterday, which led to a lockdown of Broward County schools.
Specifically, Kaufman blamed MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for playing a video clip of Kaufman speaking at a July 3 rally. During that speech, Kaufman said:
"I am convinced the most important thing the Founding Fathers did to ensure me my First Amendment rights was they gave me a Second Amendment. And if ballots don't work, bullets will... You are responsible for being the militia that the Founding Fathers designed."
Apparently, that clip incensed the woman who emailed the threat to Kaufman.
Yet despite all the blame she heaped on the media, Kaufman is upset she never got her day in the GOP sun. Poor dear. Only the liberal media elite contacted her about the death threat/chief-of-staff story.
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"I'm still waiting for the Fox News Network to give a chance to tell my side of the story," she said. "There was so much evil done to me...using me as a proxy in an electronic lynching."
As chief-of-staff, "I would have had no power," she added.
Really? Since when does the person running a Congressional staff not have power?
Ms. Kaufman, before you lash out at the fourth estate, at least understand how the political process works. Stumping for a Congressman, and then taking a job as his chief of staff, means you would have significant power. Far more, really, than any shock jock is accustomed to wielding.