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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Donkey fur flying today
Well, the moment we've been dreading has arrived: Cathy and Mark have gotten dirty. Really dirty.

Every move, every snide remark from Rick Dent, and every stupid Wikipedia edit by Morton Brilliant (irony anyone?) is finding its way into the hands of partisan bloggers and AJC reporters everywhere. Concerns from some Cathy supporters about whether the Cox campaign could stand up to the Taylor campaign's attack tactics have, in stark terms, been laid to rest, leaving us face-to-face with the certainty that our nominee will look like Mike Tyson's personal punching bag by August.

We've got Cathy calling Mark a liar over a parliamentary technicality on HOPE. We've got Mark (in Rick Dent's voice) calling Cathy "just another politician" as though he'd somehow achieved Zen as a policitican who, well, isn't one. The only time these people can agree is when it comes time to turn on Kristin Oblander. And the Democratic blogosphere looks like downtown Baghdad, for crying out loud.

Are we supposed to be happy about this?
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posted by Ataru Atlanta at 4/26/2006 07:04:00 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Taylor campaign's attack tactics?" Wasn't it the Cox campaign that created this mess by calling Andy Young and Mark Taylor liars (re: HOPE)? Then, they followed it up by attacking Mark's family on the internet. Now that "Brilliant" is gone, maybe we can get back to choosing a nominee based on her/his record of legislative success and vision for Georgia's families.

4/26/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for wisely pointing out Rick Dent's comments and tactics on behalf of the Taylor campaign. What's happened this week should serve as a lesson for him as well.

4/27/2006 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

I might as well use this opportunity to reiterate the point I made last week about the internet in campaigning. From the AJC today,
"Backers of the underfunded Perdue devised the infamous "King Rat" video, which portrayed Barnes, whom critics dubbed "King Roy" for his supposedly imperial manner, as a giant rodent. The video was posted on Perdue's Web site, but the story was picked up by the mainstream media, in effect giving Perdue a major advertising boost for very little money.

"One of the things you hope for when you do something that is funny or outrageous or both is that you will get a free media bounce," Cornfield said."

We need a rat! Or...a monkey!

4/27/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous erin said...

On a totally non-political note, Ani is amazing live.

4/30/2006 10:09:00 PM  

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