Tuesday, July 04, 2006

McCaskill Outclasses Talent

Claire McCaskill recently sent the following letter out to bloggers, in an attempt to keep a little dignity in her race for the Senate:
I have an important request for all of you. This race will be close and it appears that it may get nasty. I respectfully ask that none of you ever post to any blog anything that could be considered personal or negative about Jim Talent’s wife, Brenda, or his children. After reading a very ugly, unfair, and untrue post on a Republican blog this morning, I decided that it was important that I speak out to all of those who want us to win in November. No election is worth this, and I believe that we need to set an example. As tempting as it might be, especially in the anonymous world of the web, to get down in the mud with them, I hope we can all resist the temptation. Please. It’s important. No candidate should ever have to have the discussion I had with my 14 year old daughter this morning after she read it and began asking questions. Let’s win this thing the old fashioned way….with great ideas, hard work, and good manners. Thank you all.
I'll even go further, and continue my noble refusal to call Jim Talent a "puffy lipped sissy" . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classy? She pointed all of her bloggers to where they could get the dirt on Talent. She's practically begging them to publish.

7/06/2006 1:53 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

No, she didn't point us to where to get dirt on Talent, or on his family. Where are you claiming she did that?

7/06/2006 2:02 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

I don't know. I'm too cynical.

I agree with TKC's take.

I was married to a woman who was the ABSOLUTE MASTER of the "backhanded compliment".

I think she was begging readers to say "What? There is some sort of alledged dirt on Talent's wife? Let me google it and see what I can find."

Having seen that sort of tactic work "up close and personal", she knows how effective it can be.

I don't trust politicians, I don't trust women, and I certainly don't trust women politicians who cast their own spouses adrift to further their own careers.

Her dead-ex might be alive today if she had put aside her own self-serving ambitions and helped the sorry sumbitch.

I think she's a callous bitch who doesn't care about anyone but herself.

Having said that, I'd still choose her over Talent.

"Puffy lipped sissy" is right!

7/06/2006 6:55 PM  

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