Saturday, October 15, 2005

Playing the Hitler card

Holy Godwin's Law, Batman! Virginia candidate for governor Kilgore gets a Two-fer! Works Hitler into ads claiming his opponent is soft on crime:

The Republican candidate for Virginia governor is drawing fire for campaign ads that suggest his Democratic opponent is so averse to the death penalty he would have spared Adolph Hitler from execution.

The radio and TV ads feature victims' relatives who tearfully recount the crimes that killed their loved ones and say they don't trust Democrat Tim Kaine to administer the state's death penalty.

Kaine, who says his moral objections to capital punishment are rooted in his Roman Catholic faith, responded with an ad pledging to carry out death sentences "because it's the law."

One of the ads supporting Jerry Kilgore, Virginia's attorney general, cites a Richmond Times-Dispatch column that said Kaine had "suggested he would not favor sending even Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Idi Amin to the gallows."

Loser argument, Jerry - look it up.


At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Ace said...

We have three candidates for governor in Virginia; and even though they are not named Moe, Larry and Curley ... well, draw your own conclusions.

Playing the Adolf Hitler card has definitely moved Kilgore to the rank of "Senior Stooge". What a maroon - as Bugs Bunny might observe.

If I were Messr. Kaine, I'd change the subject here pretty quickly. It's fine to say you'll uphold the laws on the books; that's sort of the minimum expectation anyone would have for a gubernatoriual candidate. However, if you say you'll uphold it even though it goes against the fundamental fiber of your being - based on your religious beliefs - then I have to wonder just how much conviction you have when you promise to do anything else.

As for the 3rd candidate, maybe he'll see his shadow and just go back to sleep for 6 more weeks.


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