Egads! Ellen Roberts is Really Not Good at This

State Senator Ellen Roberts (R-Durango) tried, poorly, to float her name for U.S. Senate (or Congress) last month, telling the Durango Herald that she considered herself a “long-shot candidate.” But with Rep. Mike Coffman publicly declining to run for U.S. Senate, Roberts has another opportunity to launch the ol’ trial balloon.

It’s not going well.

Roberts has been absolutely bludgeoning herself in media interviews lately. It’s only been a few days, but Roberts is suffering from so many self-inflicted wounds that we almost want to call for an intervention.

Last week the editorial board of her hometown Durango Herald ripped into Roberts for her absurdly transparent attempts to appear both “pro choice” and staunchly anti-abortion. This week the national publication The Nation obliterated Roberts’ ridiculous explanation for opposing funding for Colorado’s very successful long-acting contraception (LARC) program. This is not some sort of “liberal media conspiracy,” either; this terrible press is all directly linked to statements and botched explanations that have come straight out of Roberts’ mouth.

Consider Roberts’ latest mistake on KNUS Radio, as chronicled by Jason Salzman:

 

Yup, there’s Roberts, flat-out refusing to answer a softball question about abortion because she is not officially a candidate for U.S. Senate. So, um, Sen. Roberts, what did you think they were going to ask you about? Your garden?

7 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Half Glass FullHalf Glass Full says:

    "All of them, Katie."

  2. ElliotFladenElliotFladen says:

    Come on, even Gunther thought Roe v Wade's reasoning was a joke if Locher remains bad precedent

  3. FrankUnderwood says:

    Let's not trash Ellen too much. Wasn't it Justice Clarence Thomas who claimed to have not given much thought or discussion to Roe v. Wade when he was before the Senate Judiciary Committee?

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