Posted Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 11:27 AM
Luke Russert gets Eric Cantor's answer to a fair question, which I'll paraphrase: Why is the Young Guns Network, a Super PAC started by his aides (borrowing Cantor's own "Young Guns" branding), sending Indianans ads about the greatness of Richard Lugar? Lugar is not -- let's be nice, now -- a "young gun."
"First of all I have not gotten involved in that race," said Cantor, via Russert. "This is an outside group I have no control over."
Well, all right! Except that the Young Guns Network's lugar flirtation comes a month and change after Cantor backed Adam Kinzinger, an actual young gun, over Don Manzullo, a more conservative senior member of the House who'd courted and won over some of the movement's leaders.