Friday, September 10, 2004

Good week for truth in Virginia

Bush Virginia Campaign Chairman, current VA Attorney General, and presumptive Republican candidate for governor in 2005, Jerry Kilgore announces that Virginia is in play...for Kerry.
But in a fundraising letter mailed to Bush supporters last week, Kilgore repeatedly warns that Bush could lose the state in November. A Democrat has not won the Old Dominion's electoral votes since 1964.

"The nation is politically polarized like we have never seen before and there is a chance a liberal Democrat can win Virginia in November's presidential election," Kilgore writes. "Many experts will tell you, Virginia is in play."

<> Later, he says, "polls show [Kerry] is within striking distance of the President."
Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, also commented on the general mendacity of direct mail.
"It's classic politics," he said. "Direct mail is built on exaggeration. Anybody who believes anything in a direct mail letter should come to me for some wonderful swampland that I have available."
Via the Washington Post.