Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Democrats strike back

Gov. Bob Riley's campaign launched its ubiquitous "liberal liberal liberal" attack ad against Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley three weeks ago. This week, the Democratic side finally responded with a televised "Ask Bob Riley" campaign designed to draw attention to the governor's ties to money from convicted Republican lobbyist Michael Scanlon, who was Riley's press secretary in the late 1990s. For the record, Riley calls the ad "30 seconds of bald-faced lies."

As attack ads go, this one is pretty well done, though it does suggest incorrectly that Riley has done nothing to try to halt the spread of gambling, which the ad seems to treat as a self-evident evil despite the fact that the most recent Democratic governor ran hard on an education lottery platform.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Incorrectly" -- you mean the ad lies.

9:37 PM  

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