A friend of mine recently received a campaign mailer from Richard Aborn, who is one of three Democrats running in the primary for Manhattan District Attorney. He was good enough to send it on to me, and it is hilarious.
The caption is this:
One Candidate for District Attorney has spent 30 years taking guns out of the hands of criminals.
The picture shows "Big Time Dick" Cheney receiving a rifle from Wayne LaPierre of the NRA.
This article in the NY Daily News shows the picture and includes a quote from the campaign manager:
"If someone happens to believe that Dick Cheney is some kind of war criminal and they like the fact that Richard Aborn is exposing Cheney for the barriers he placed in the way of keeping New Yorkers safe, then that's a happy coincidence," said Alex Navarro-McKay, an Aborn spokesman.
Cheney is a "visceral symbol of everything that progressive Democrats, Richard Aborn's base, oppose," Navarro-McKay explained.
This mailer is inspired!