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Wow, this is audacious!

Anyone who has been following the Mark Foley congressional page scandal knows that the Republican Party covered up the misdeeds of Foley, so that members of the opposition party (Democratic Party) knew absolutely nothing about it until they read about it on ABC News.

Yet, Republican Senatorial candidate Michael Steele doesn't let that stop him from using the scandal in an attack ad against Democratic House member Ben Cardin, whom Steele is running against.

Note, Cardin had no knowledge of this, thus was not part of any cover-up. But he is being attacked on it, because of his 40 years in politics (never mind 20 of those years was as a state delegate in the Maryland assembly).

Just wow.... it is incredibly audacious to run right up to the micromillimeter where misrepresentation becomes an outright lie.

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rasa
Oct. 19th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
sterlingnorth
Oct. 19th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

(I guess it still counts since I haven't yet gone to bed for the now ended night.)
rtfirefly
Oct. 19th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
Steele borrows the Bush technique of talking about two unrelated things in consecutive sentences, and letting the viewer assume a connection. (Bush usually did it with Saddam and bin Laden; here, of course, it's Cardin and the Foley coverup.)

It's not an outright lie, but it's still plenty dishonest. To get Biblical on Steele's ass, it's still "bearing false witness," as the Commandment says.
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