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Monday, August 28, 2006

The Bridge to Somewhere: When candidates attack

Excerpted from this post at The Bridge to Somewhere

First, I'd like to thank the Quad City Times for keeping all of their archives open and free. This is what enables bloggers like me to create posts like this.

From this morning's QC Times article "Culver Touts Education at Davenport Stop": It didn't take long for Iowa's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chet Culver to launch into criticisms of Republican opponent Jim Nussle... No kidding, what's-his-face critisized the other guy? Oooh, I just can't wait to hear what the other guy has to
say about that.

Three quarters of the coverage on these campaigns is about who-attacked-who, or who-attacked-what. I guess it just isn't newsworthy unless someone is critisizing, accusing, or ripping-a-new-one. It's happening both in the Iowa governor's race and the 1st congressional race, and it's downright silly.

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