Huelskamp – Late Tuesday afternoon, in advance of the State of the Union speech, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, issued a press release announcing that his guest in the gallery for the speech would be a former Fort Riley soldier who was left a double amputee after being wounded from an improvised mine in Afghanistan. “While the president is using a bunch of political guests, including an inactive NBA player who averaged just 3.6 points per game, in a feeble attempt to score political points, I believe it more proper to focus on and not forget the inspiring heroes like Lt. (Nathan) Rimpf who actually put themselves in harm’s way to defend our country and our way of life,” Huelskamp said. Turns out President Obama also invited a severely wounded soldier to sit in the gallery. Huelskamp’s reaction? He tweeted: “Obama politicizes the military to end his speech. Totally expected, Mr. President.” The president might be the main show in the made-for-the-media production that is the State of the Union night, but Huelskamp was a sideshow. Worse yet, he seems to relish being the sideshow, no matter how much ridicule comes with it.