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Ads Reflect the Advertised


I enjoy Nick Welsh’s columns. However, I was surprised when he wrote in the news story “Mitchum Sues Capps for Defamation of Character,” concerning Lois Capps’s TV ad about Chris Mitchum, “the ads were uncharacteristically aggressive.” I kept looking for Welsh to dig into her or at least make a joke about how deceptive the ad was, but it was nowhere to be found. Really? Uncharacteristically aggressive?

They were deceptive and a lie, and it is hard to believe that Welsh wouldn’t describe it as such. She always has seemed to be an honest and sincere politician who wouldn’t stoop to something like this. The ads were created by sleazebags on the level of Karl Rove. And just as Rove’s stuff, which George Bush approved, showed what kind of person Bush was, by Capps not only approving of the ads but also not apologizing, it shows what kind of person she is as well.

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