Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s campaign is making much of Rep. John Bozoman’s varying excuses for limiting his shared appearances (debates and forums) with Lincoln.

Fair points in Lincoln’s news release on the jump, particularly on Boozman’s inartful and disingenuous responses. But, sadly, this is a familiar pattern in politics. The favorite ducks and dodges; the badly trailing challenger tries to make something of it. It rarely amounts to much of a voter issue.