Friday, January 09, 2004

Stoopid Ads in Iowa

And different spins on it, too, for your enjoyment and edification:

Conservatives fire new shot at Dean, by Helen Kennedy.
Conservatives launch TV attack ad on Dean, by Ralph Z. Hallow.


You know what I hate about politics? The lowest common denominator that professional campaigners and admeisters and all those jerkoffs aim for is so goddamn low. Make no mistake, that remark is directed squarely at Club for Growth and all those other idiots who think 'Volvo-driving' is somehow demonic. Aren't they the safest cars, in, like, ever?

*rolls eyes*

I am not an idiot, and I have the sneaky suspicion many Iowans aren't either.

Meanwhile, hits the nail square on the head:

I really am looking forward to this election. It's going to be a perfect test case of whether or not this country deserves to survive. On the one hand we have an incumbent who is an objective failure in every area, who has amply demonstrated his contempt for everything this country stands for, and who seeks to be reinstalled solely with blatant deception, good visuals, and truckloads of money. On the other hand we have a short, unfriendly Yankee who speaks the truth without much, if any, regard for how the other side will twist his words. He just tells it like it is.
Will we, as an electorate, choose the guy who tells us what we want to hear, even when it's obvious with almost any degree of analysis that it's horseshit? Or will we choose the guy who tells the truth, but doesn't bother to sugarcoat it?

Me? I'm a truth fan.

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