To make matters worse, the new chairman of the Virginia's Republican Party franchise, Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick (depicted above), has grossed out the man at the top of their ticket, Sen. John McCain, with his rather lowbrow sense of humor. Frederick's reckless style may go over well in some dark corners of the political landscape, but realists know he is putting an ugly face on conservatism.
By the way, earlier this year Virginia Republicans installed Frederick because the extremely capable John Hager, who started the year as the state chairman, was seen as far too sane and civilized to lead suicidal neo-Republicans.
Maybe the elephant symbol of the party should be replaced by a lemming?