Brownback Disses Favre in Packerland

Note to Senator Sam Brownback: In Packerland, it's not cool to diss Brett Favre.

The GOP presidential hopeful drew boos and groans at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention Friday when he used a football analogy to talk about the need to focus on families.

He equated that focus to a line in football. He said if you don't have that line, "how many passes can Peyton Manning compete? ... Greatest quarterback, maybe, in N-F-L history."

Oops, wrong team to mention in Wisconsin. Realizing what he'd said, Brownback slumped at the podium, put his head in his hands and said, "That's really bad."

Then he invoked the name of former Packer quarterback Bart Starr. The crowd was still restless.

Brownback tried again. "Let's take Favre then ... How many passes does he complete without a line?"

From the back one person yelled, "All of them!"

This assessment from the candidate: "I'm not sure how I recover from this."

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