I'm sure I'm not the first to post my outrage over this and I'm sure I won't be the last. These two stories are examples of politics at their worst.
TVC Condemns TN Democrat For Distributing Flyer Belittling Special Olympics Kids
I know that it's an election year and, yes, there is a lot of fun made of both candidates--heck, the Daily Show, SNL,
etc live by it. But there's a point at which something crosses a line and ceases to be funny or amusing and instead just ends up being hurtful, rude and in poor taste. And that's what this flyer is. And I wouldn't care if it was Bush, Kerry, Nadar or the write-in vote for Mulder/Scully...it's just wrong, distasteful and insulting to those children and adults who have the courage to get out there, work hard and overcome any obstacles they may have. Poor, poor taste. (And this is from a guy who watches and laughs at South Park
, which often flies way over the line of good taste...)
The second story is about the debates from the other night and Kerry's comments about Dick Cheney's daughter
. Again, I can see that he's trying to score some points politically, but honestly, did he have to drag the candidate's family into it. Again, if Bush had done this to Kerry's family, I'd condemn him as well. I just think it's sad at the state of politics in ou rcountry today that candidates will do literally anything to score some points--no matter who it hurts or how much mud is slung. And both parties are equally guilty of doing this. It almost makes one want to vote for Ralph Nadar.
Notice I use the word "almost" here...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/15/2004 07:29:00 AM