Either Ritter, or his key political advisors, are idiots.
One important thing to note about the current state of the governors re-election bid, right now there is polling out there that shows the governor losing in a head to head race to one of the GOP challengers and neck and neck with the other. Ritter is in serious, serious trouble. He and his people know this and yet they continue to make terrible decisions.
Quite frankly they don't deserve a second term.