Monday, November 10, 2008

Sore Loser

From the Denver Post:

Bitterness generated by the bruising battle between Betsy Markey and Marilyn Musgrave apparently lingers days after voters decided the winner of the 4th Congressional District.

Incumbent Republican Musgrave, who lost to Democrat Markey by a 56 to 44 percent margin Tuesday, has yet to call and congratulate Markey on her win.

Musgrave also hasn’t conceded the race, said Markey spokesman Ben Marter. “She has yet to admit defeat,” he said. “It’s a little bizarre.”

Calls to Musgrave’s campaign and congressional office went unanswered Friday.

Musgrave has held the 4th District seat since 2002, at one point drawing fire from national gay-rights and liberal groups for her support of an amendment banning gay marriage.

I think the word we’re looking for is “classless,” but it really doesn’t matter: Musgrave is out, and if they have to drag her kicking and screaming from her office, at least she’s gone.