Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ghosts of Elections Past

In 2001, Saxby Chambliss, a member of the Georgia House of Representatives ran for senate against the incumbent, Democrat Max Cleland. Senator Cleland fought in Vietnam, leaving as a decorated war veg and triple amputee. In a campaign that even Lee Atwater would have renounced as below the belt and vicious, Chambliss attacked Cleland as unpatriotic and anti-American. Chambliss, who said his "bad knee" kept him out of the Vietnam War, was well schooled in the Rovian art of politics. He managed to come back from a 22-point deficit to win that election by questioning Cleland's commitment to national security through TV ads flashing photos of Cleland alongside those of Saddam Hussein & Osama bin Laden.

Among those who publically denounced Chambliss' ad campaign was another deocrated and wounded Vietnam vet, John McCain. "I'd never seen anything like that ad [it is] worse than disgraceful, it's reprehensible.”

Flash forward to 2008, when the senate race between Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin was so close that a runoff election is being held on Tuesday. Lo and behold John McCain has headed down south to support Chambliss in his hour of need. I guess all is forgiven. Chambliss has also received in-person support from the GOP's latest Barbie-doll, Sarah Palin.

Let's hope the good citizens of Georgia recognize Chambliss for the cowardly opportunist he is and throw the bum out.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jason Boskey said...

I'll be voting. I'm sure you can guess who I'll be voting for.

But I don't think it will matter. People down here for the most part feel that Democrats represent evil.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Kvatch said...

No such luck.

5:18 PM  
Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

I wish the Senate had censured him the minute he took office and kicked his sorry a-- out of there. it was an outrageous affront to decency everywhere that he was able to take office after destroying a decorated Vietnam vet like Max Cleland. It speaks volumes about the people of Georgia that they found this conduct acceptable.

12:34 PM  

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