WASHINGTON -- How do you express your love in Washington?
With a sly Valentine’s Day card that doubles as a biting partisan attack.
The Republican National Committee is featuring Valentine’s Day e-cards on its Web site, including one that makes a not-so-subtle reference to the most salacious allegations involving New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez.
The card features a smiling Menendez alongside the words “Can I interest you in a romantic get-a-way?”
Conservative Web sites have trumpeted unsubstantiated allegations about Menendez visiting prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Menendez has firmly denied the accusations and none of the claims have been corroborated.
A second card pokes fun at the budding rivalry between Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a likely challenger in 2014. A card featuring Booker reads “Sen. Lautenberg, I’d love to make this valentine a retirement card.”
There are 12 cards on the site, and both New Jersey Senators made it.