Wednesday, October 4, 2006

The mud begins to fly....

Today our household received a flyer from "Perdue for a New Georgia." It contained a picture of a Boy Scout by a pile of crumpled flags, a very haggard-looking picture of Mark Taylor, a photo of Sonny holding a cute baby, and the following message: "Our traditions and values are under attack from politicians like...Mark Taylor. He put the interests of the radical homosexual lobby ahead of our Boy Scouts." The text also tenuously connects Taylor with Cynthia McKinney AND late-term partial-birth abortions. It was a real 4-bell alarm. Coming right on the heels of all the Mark Foley revelations, this seems like a real over-reaction to me. The large cardboard flyer contained not one but two tear-off postcard applications for absentee ballots already addressed to the board of elections in our county. If this mailout went all over Georgia, it must have been very expensive.

4 comments:

MelGX said...

It did go all over Georgia, but the message was targeted. For example, in Forsyth County the message was a sort of generic "Sonny Did" list, but the description of the mailer is the same, complete with pre-addressed absentee ballot request forms.

I'm surprised they are still sending out this type of mailer, since many Republicans are very upset about their private info (name, address, birthday), being completely exposed.

See the story here:
http://www.11alive.com/news/blogs/blog_article.aspx?storyid=85236

and here on wxia:
http://www.11alive.com/help/search/search_article.aspx?storyid=85235

Amy Morton said...

Is this what Mary Perdue meant by "I hope we don't have any of those negative ads"?

angrydem said...

amy,

Can you scan it and put it online for us to see?

Amy Morton said...

Tina posted this, and she is the one who got the mail. I have asked her to send the image, and then, I will post it. Good idea.