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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Saturday, October 30, 2004

    The kings and queens of mean 

    Think Bush and Kerry's TV ads are getting mean? Think they're really lashing out at each other? Well, that's nothing compared to the local political ads, at least in Philadelphia.

    Most of this year's ads don't tell you what office the candidates are running for or in which district. Just what horrible things they've done.

    Apparently all we need to know - whether we live her in district or three states away - is that a vote for Ginny Schrader is apparently a vote for Hezbollah and al-Qaeda. Allyson Schwartz, it seems, is left of Lenin. Lois Murphy, we're told, is pro-Taliban and - it gets worse - pro-Sierra Club!

    Desperate times, as the cliche goes, call for desperate measures.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 9:54 PM



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