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Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Saturday, March 06, 2010 :::

An ad for J.D. Hayworth, in his primary campaign against John McCain, nominates McCain for an acting award — depicting him as a character from Avatar.
[Hayworth campaign spokesman Jason] Rose said he thought the ad was nicely timed with the Academy Awards to convey a core message of Hayworth's campaign.

"And that is every six years McCain promises to be a conservative, and then after he's elected he goes back to poking Republicans in the eye," he said, noting McCain's moderate positions on immigration reform and climate change.
McCain's response is to note that the get-up as an Avatar character looks vaguely sort of like Native American war paint:
"Ex-Congressman J.D. Hayworth should immediately apologize and take down his latest online ad, which is an outrageous offense to John McCain's lifetime of honorable service to our state and nation, and insulting to Native Americans here in Arizona and across America," McCain campaign manager Shiree Verdone said Thursday in a written statement.
This, I think, is brilliant. Contrived accusations of racism certainly undermine any accusation that he's acting like a conservative.

::: posted by dWj at 1:23 PM

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