Here is something you don’t see often: a Democratic operative criticizing a Democratic U.S. Senantor’s ethics.
A reader passed on this email from an Chris Cullen, who, according to this article, works with the New York State Senate Democrats. The email was a response to an invitation he got to “a low-dollar young professional event for Senator Menendez, NJ” in Manhattan next week.
From: “Christopher P. Cullen”
Subject: Re: NJ Senate race – Last low-dollar event in NYC!
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 20:25:22 -0400
To: Eleni Delimpaltadaki
Mendez has ethical issues.
I emailed Cullen for a comment. Here’s what he wrote back:
it was just a bad joke in response to getting yet another unsolicited email for something I never signed up for…I should have simply replied with “Please remove me from this list,” but instead wrote something that I thought would be sure to get me removed from the list.
UPDATE: Cullen emailed to remind me that he has sent out an apology for the ethics joke.
— Azi Paybarah