CINCINNATI (TDB) -- U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt was out campaigning two counties away while her district office in suburban Cincinnati was being picketed by Iraq War protesters. And Mean Jean seems to have morphed into Betty Crocker, who remains chips ahoy on the war.
Weapons of Mass Discussion got a really detailed report out of the Brown County Republican Party, and it noted both Schmidt and her 2008 primary opponent Phil Heimlich attended the meeting. Schmidt said she is convinced the war was going better and dissed the protesters back in Cincy:
"Finally, she discussed foreign policy, and how Iraq is getting better militarily. She discussed how Petraeus is on the right track. . .
"In a lighter note, she discussed how there are protesters at her office trying to make her join the surrender caucus. She said she might bake cookies for them. That despite their meanness, she would not bend."
Other news via Weapons of Mass Destruction: Brown County Republicans will make their endorsements in late December. Heimlich and Schmidt have made their pitches.