Stooping Very Low
I found this hard to believe

Also from the Wall Street Journal "Best of the Web":

A Tennessee state House member is distributing a flyer with the slogan "Voting for Bush is like running in the Special Olympics: Even if you win, you're still retarded," reports the Traditional Values Coalition. Republican challenger Dave Dahl says opponent, Democratic incumbent Chris Fitzhugh, has been passing out the flyers for two weeks from the Fitzhugh campaign office in Ripley, which also serves as the local headquarters for the Kedwards campaign, according to the coalition.

I don't think I need to add anything to this other than to say that it is repulsive and Mr. Fitzhugh needs to apologize.


Anonymous said…
I too find it hard to believe. What efforts have you made to confirm that it's true?
Anonymous said…
From Best of the Web 10/15:

Insulting the Voters
Tennessee Democrats are denying that they produced the "Special Olympics" anti-Bush flyer that showed up in a state legislator's campaign office, the Jackson (Tenn.) Sun reports:

Democrats said it was planted in the campaign office of state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, presumedly by a conservative activist bent on catching the candidate in a gotcha. . . .

''This is the work of shady Republican operatives and is reminiscent of the Nixon-era Watergate burglaries,'' said Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Randy Button. ''This is just the latest in a long history of dirty politics on the part of Republicans.''

Fitzhugh concedes the flier did appear, at least briefly, in his re-election office. Democrats say it was only in the office for at most a couple of hours after someone unknown left it on a table--and it was promptly thrown away when found.

''If you know me, you know I had nothing to do with this,'' Fitzhugh said.

One possibility the Sun story doesn't raise is that the flyer was produced by a Bush-hater sympathetic to, but not involved with, Fitzhugh's campaign.
BK said…
First, I don't make any effort to verify. I am not a news organization. I just pass along what I read elsewhere (but I do try to use reliable sources). If it is not true, it isn't.

Anonymous said…
Bk said:

"First, I don't make any effort to verify. I am not a news organization. I just pass along what I read elsewhere (but I do try to use reliable sources). If it is not true, it isn't."

Perhaps you should preface all of your posts with this disclaimer.
BK said…
I suppose I could, but I thought it was rather obvious because I almost invariably cite the source for the information I provide. And in this case, the Wall Street Journal did the same thing showing that it was not the source of the story, either. I don't think the Wall Street Journal posts such a disclaimer, but it is understood.

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