Patrick Davis, former South Dakota Republican Party exec, has gone off his nut, begging his e-mail list to send money to Annette Bosworth, the least knowledgeable, least credible, least viable Senate candidate in South Dakota.
Also off their nut: Egyptians. Well, a handful of them. Following up on the Facebook popularity of our five declared Senatorial aspirants (positions still the same since my Sep. 4 post), I discovered an anomaly. Facebook posts the most popular city for each page, "the city where most of the people talking about this Page are from."
M. Michael Rounds, Rick Weiland, and Stace Nelson are most popular in Facebook's interpretation of the Sioux Falls area. Larry Rhoden gets more Facebook attention from the Rapid City area. All four seem geographically predictable (because Rounds's Pierre neighbors are waiting to see what Mark Venner does, right?).
But according to Facebook, Sioux Falls doctor Annette Bosworth is getting most of her attention from Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt.
Maybe some Egyptian boys are just checking out Bosworth's melons (no, really, it's her latest campaign cover photo). But fellas, let me remind you that you're talking about a Christian crusader who wants America to bomb your Arab brothers in Syria even harder than President Barack Obama has threatened, just to boost Israel's fortunes.
The logical explanation is that peace-loving Egyptians know that Rick Weiland is the best guy South Dakota could send to Congress, so they're trying to make the weakest Republican in the race look good. And the Muslim Brotherhood extremists in Cairo know that Bosworth's prescription for a more comprehensive U.S. assault on Syria is exactly what Israel does not want and that a U.S. invasion of Syria could rally their people to a Mideast-wide, Israel-eradicating jihad.
Clever, those fundamentalists, skewing Facebook numbers for their own purposes. I'm surprised Davis and Team Bosworth haven't thought of that.