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    May 20, 2008

    Desperately hitting 'San Francisco values'

    Posted by: Chris

    Just when you think negative political ads have gone as low as they can go, someone somewhere manages to go lower. This attack ad was actually aired by the incumbent, Congressman Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who's fighting off a stiff challenge by former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes (D).

    We've never seen "San Francisco values" spelled out so homo-fabulously:

    Graves' campaign defended the ad by pointing out that the fund-raiser for Barnes in San Francisco took place the same week as "the California Supreme Court issues the most sweeping liberal, activist, pro-gay marriage ruling in the nation." Well that explains that, then.

    Fortunately, Barnes was quick to fight back, producing this response that calls out Graves' sleazy attack for what it is, while returning to the issues one would imagine voters there actually care about.

    (Via Talking Points Memo)



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    1. Tim on May 21, 2008 12:27:28 AM:

      There are actually two messages in that ad -- homophobia and racism. I see lots of people of color at that "party." Wonder what hateful message Graves is trying to imply there?

      And the actors portraying "San Francisco values" can't be gay. Their dancing was horrible! :)

    1. Cabana Republicana on May 21, 2008 4:52:34 PM:

      What do you expect from closeted Republican staffers...Martha Graham?

    1. Hawyer on May 25, 2008 2:47:56 PM:

      Not that I expect Constitutional literacy from the GOP, but last time I checked San Francisco was still part of the United States. Ergo, the people of San Francisco are entitled to harbor their own values irrespective of what (in Sam Graves' opinion) might motivate the voters of Missouri - the state that served up John Ashcroft --- who if you will remember got beaten in his 2000 Senate run by a dead man. Here's hoping the literate people of the Show Me state continue to recognize low-ball pandering for what it is - low-ball pandering.

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