] A nasty flyer has turned up in Tennesse politics which
] depicts a handicapped athlete running on a track with
] George Bush's face pasted on.
] The text reads:
] Voting for Bush is Like Running in the Special Olympics
] -- Even if You Win, You're Still Retarded.
] The Traditional Values Coalition and other right wing
] operations in the South jumped on this fast alleging that
] Tennessee Democrat Craig Fitzhugh's office, which shares
] space with the Kerry/Edwards Campaign, was distributing
] this flyer.
[ And for those of you who think it's untenable to accuse the GOP of acting in this way, I urge you to look back in my memestream to yesterday. Read Green's piece in the Atlantic Monthly, re: Karl Rove, who utilized this exact tactic in an Alabama Supreme Court race.
It's entirely possible that some silly kid is behind it... This one seems a little amateurish for a Rove maneuver, but it's not out of the question that this activity is more than a prank. -k]
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