Embarrassing: DCCC Official's Smearing of Greg Abbott Over University Bribes Goes Horribly Wrong

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott makes a statement during a news conference, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Dallas. Abbott announced his office is suing the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over what he says is “bullying” of Texas companies over the hiring of felons. The lawsuit is the 30th filed by Abbott’s office against the administration of President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

With the story of celebrities bribing ivy league university coaches and administrators to get their kids in, at least one Democrat is ready to jump on any opportunity to peg a Republican official with the crime.

That’s why DCCC Director of National Candidate Services Tayhlor Coleman immediately attacked Texas Governor Greg Abbott after spotting his name on the list of people who have been caught in the ongoing FBI investigation of the crimes known as “Operation Varsity Blues.”

“Maybe if Gov. @GregAbbott_TX spent less time dog whistling about brown people voting he could’ve helped his kid prepare for the SATs instead of BRIBING their way into college,” Coleman wrote. “What an embarrassment.”

Only it wasn’t Gov. Abbott, and he wasn’t the one who wound up embarrassed.

As the Daily Caller highlighted, the name on the list was “Gregory Abbott,” and the details of this guy didn’t line up with the details of Gov. Abbott:

One individual named in the indictment is Gregory Abbott, who resides with his wife, Marcia, in New York City and Aspen, Colorado. Abbott is described as the “founder and chairman of a packaging company for the food and beverage industry, and the former chairman and CEO of a private-label clothing manufacturer.”

Despite the fact that Gov. Abbott lives in Texas and his wife’s name is Cecilia, the DCCC’s Director of National Candidate Services Tayhlor Coleman claimed the Abbott listed in the indictment must be the same man as the Texas governor.

Superb.

Coleman soon deleted the tweet, but sure as death and taxes are a certainty, the internet is forever. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) made sure that this little embarrassment wasn’t soon forgotten, and tweeted out a screenshot on Twitter.