Tamyra D’Ippolito: A Look Back in Laughter
The implosion of would-be Democratic candidate Tamyra D’Ippolito in Indiana looks, in retrospect, totally unsurprising. But there were a solid 20 or 21 hours when this … passionate cafe owner had some liberals and conservatives convinced that she had a chance of making it onto the ballot to run for Sen. Evan Bayh’s (D-Ind.) open seat.
Certainly, the fact that she made time for every media outlet and reporter that called her — when she was ostensibly facing down a hard deadline that could make or break her career — should have tipped people off to her unseriousness. But it didn’t. And this interview with Fox and Friends may be the best memento of her unexamined, un-fact-checked insta-celebrity. Best moment: When Steve Doocey asks why she wants to represent “Ohio.”