Quote of the day

February 5, 2010

Jim Geraghty, from his Morning Jolt e-newsletter, on the current state of Democratic politics in Illinois:

So, just to clarify, seeking to turn the page on the era of Rod Blagojevich and Roland Burris, the Democrats’ statewide candidates this year are Rod’s two-time running mate, Tony Rezko’s banker, and the psycho ex-boyfriend who’s blackmailing Katee Sackhoff’s character on 24 this season.

That about sums it up. đŸ™‚

For background, Ed Morrissey has a good summary.


Political ads go weird

February 4, 2010

Okay, this first is relatively normal, but it’s also pretty hard-hitting. It’s one thing to sling mud at your opponent, but how often have you seen the allies of one candidate call another a member of the Mafia?

Unless this is not unusual in Illinois?  I dont know

Next comes something I just didn’t expect: a near-lock on the Stupid Political Ad of the Year award by the Carly Fiorina US Senate campaign. I mean, is she trying to say that fiscal conservatives are all sheep waiting to be victimized by… demonsheep?

Fortunately, the DeVore campaign is on top of the Demonsheep threat.

Finally, I’m not sure why a race for coroner needs a TV ad, but, if I lived in New Orleans, I’d be tempted to vote for this guy:

Could have used a cameo by Elvira, however. Sex sells.

(via Baseball Crank)