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Friday, January 30, 2009

Iowa Political Alert: Cheap political ploys are not the way back

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Political Alert

Today in our newsroom here at The Carroll Daily Times Herald we were working with our state legislator, Republican Rod Roberts, a sharp guy we all respect, on some basic information for a nice ceremonial proclamation he was doing on behalf of a local organization. Obviously, this isn't serious business but we know Rod knows his legislation, and takes care of business -- and part of the job of being a lawmaker is mixing in some matters like this. That considered, later today, I found it unbelievable and incredibly sophomoric that the State GOP would seek to make political hay out of a Muscatine Democrat's effort to honor the channel catfish. Is this important? No. Should we be focusing with super intensity on economic matters? Of course. But one thing has nothing to do with another ... So the following press release is just poor. It's the kind of attack that someone with no political experience might orchestrate in a college election or something along those lines.

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