The Intersection

..she releases the most ridiculous negative campaign ad in history:

The commercial comparing Kay Hagan to a dog was pretty bad, but now Elizabeth Dole is accusing a Sunday school teacher of being ‘godless‘ with a fake voice over at the end. This is not politics. It surpasses bad judgment and I’m embarrassed for my state.


  1. #1 jane s
    October 30, 2008

    wow. am speechless.

  2. #2 Walker
    October 30, 2008

    I was raised in NC. That stuff is par for the course. Or do you not remember Jess Helms threatening Bill Clinton’s safety after he won the presidency?

  3. #3 Ben
    October 30, 2008

    You know, I’m pretty upset for this (on Hagan’s behalf), but I’m also a little miffed at the response–latest I’ve heard is that Hagan is suing for libel and defamation of character, since Dole won’t take the commercial off the air. I’m offended that ‘godless’ is taken to be such a slur.

    Of course, I’ve also already voted (for Hagan), so all this is moot for me.

  4. #4 Nattering Nabob of Negativism
    October 30, 2008

    Cowabunga. She’s crazier than Cratering John, but I think there’s that same basic mean streak.

  5. #5 SkepticalPoet
    October 30, 2008

    Very sad on both sides, but not too surprising.

  6. #6 Linda
    October 30, 2008

    Kay Hagan responded with a very powerful retort ad directed at Elizabeth Dole. The people of North Carolina aren’t stupid or naive, and this is bound to backfire on Dole.

  7. #7 Dark Tent
    October 31, 2008

    Ashamed for your state?

    You know what happened the last time someone said that, don’t you?

    They had all their CD’s trashed, with steam rollers.

    But hey, at least you don’t have Joe Blabberman as your Senator.

    Now that’s really embarrassing — and lasts more than just one election cycle, unfortunately.

  8. #8 Norman Doering
    October 31, 2008

    The Republican strategy is now incorporating lying to stupid people more and more with every election.

    Not only attacking someone for being an atheist, but having to lie in order to do it — well, as an atheist, it makes me feel like shit.

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