An important strategic aspect of the 74-year-old Orange County Republican Central Committee member's conduct relates to her angry counter punch embodying a familiar "the best defense is a good offense" strategy.
Rather than permit the onus to reside on a tasteless act depicting President Barack Obama as a descendant of chimpanzees, Davenport denounced the revelation of her e-mail as "cowardly".
Even the "apology" of sorts that Davenport delivered was conditional as well as decidedly lukewarm. Davenport explained that the e-mail was sent to a selective few people she knew who could presumably "understand" her intent.
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