When your only other campaign strategy option is "I haven't been indicted yet"

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    Seems Bob Ney is getting pretty desperate here in Ohio. While the MSM is ignoring the story because it doesn't fit into their corporate agenda, Columbus' The Other Paper is addressing his latest campaign tactic in an editorial:

    http://www.theotherpaper.com/substory1.html

    Do voters really make decisions on who to vote for on whether or not they talk with lesbians?
     
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    Politics as usual.
     
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    But does he have $10K in his fridge?
     
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    So, bribes only exist in cash form?

    Quite honestly, I'll wait for the jury to decide Ney's culpability in the Abramhoff scandal. I just want to know if this is what passes for a Republican campaign strategy these days.
     
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    Can't be any worse than "Vote for me and I'll get you a better handout."
     
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    Dude---all politicians try to sell themselves. You're crazy to try a "holier than thou" approach on this one.
     
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    Are you referring to the $400-a-vote "tax cut" again?
     
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    Selling himself? Re-read the text of the phone call:

    "My name is Maureen, and I'm very concerned about what I've heard recently about congressional candidate Zack Space…. Just last week, Zack was on an ultra-liberal radio show in New York City hosted by a cross-dressing lesbian, and he told her that social values are no longer that important. Zack Space claims the 18th District wants a progressive leader. Well, we all know that 'progressive' is nothing more than a code word for higher taxes, more gun control, more abortions and more gay marriages."

    "Zack continued his outreach efforts to the national liberal and gay rights establishment by giving a lengthy radio interview on the liberal Air America network with one of the country's leading gay rights advocates, Rachel Maddow," the Ney campaign announced.

    "Maddow, who lives in New York City with her 'partner,' questioned Space about a variety of issues popular with the national liberal establishment while acknowledging at one point that she uses a different name when dressed 'in drag.'"


    Where, at any point, does Bob Ney try and "sell himself." Looks like nothing more than a gay-baiting attack on Ney's opponent to me.
     
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    What will it take to convince you that politics is dirty business ??
     
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    Answer my question first... where is Bob Ney "selling himself" in that phone message?
     

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