Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Clinton's latest trick

By Libby

I really don't want to be forced into Clinton bashing, but for the love of all that is holy, how much more Rovian can you get than this?
The Clinton campaign's latest tactic in Ohio is, apparently, a radio ad that tries to make listeners think it's a news report until the very end. Here's the script:

"This is an election news update with a major news story reported by the AP. While Senator Obama has crisscrossed Ohio giving speeches attacking NAFTA, his top economic advisor was telling the Canadians that was all just political maneuvering. A newly released document from the Canadian government shows that Obama’s senior economic advisor met with the Canadian Consul General and made clear that Obama’s attack on NAFTA were just, quote, “political maneuvering,” not policy. Political maneuvering, not policy. In fact, the document shows that Obama’s advisor also assured the Canadians that these attacks against NAFTA would not continue. Obama would not want to be, quote, “fundamentally changing the agreement.” As Senator Obama was telling one story to Ohio, his campaign was telling a very different story to Canada. How will Ohioans decide whether they can believe Senator Obama’s words? We’ll find that out on election day. Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President."
Remind you of the current administration much? I'm sorry, but if Hillary's solution for America is to outsleaze the GOP, I'm not buying the snake oil. It seems to me if you have to resort to such smarmy trickery to acheive victory, you don't really deserve to win.

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