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We have a hot and heavy race for President Obama's old seat in Illinois:  Mark "the serial liar" Kirk against Alexi Giannoulias.

So I was a bit taken aback when I logged onto Daily Kos and found....

(update: a sharp eyed commenter (weatherdude) pointed out that if you see a Republican ad such as the one I am referring to, CLICK IT!  It costs them money!)

Update two: I am being "tongue and cheek" here, ok?  :-)


So, what is this:  is this a Daily Kos FAIL or....a Mark Kirk FAIL?  After all he is paying for the ad, and I seriously doubt that there are THAT many Republican trolls here...especially Republicans from Illinois.

So, is this a FAIL?

On another note, I am going to walk some routes for a state candidate and for DK Hirner who is taking on Republican golden boy Aaron Schock.

I wrote a letter to the editor supporting her and took a beating from the Greens and the Schock trolls in the comment.

My letter:

I'd like to call attention to D.K. Hirner, who is running for the congressional seat in the 18th District.

Ms. Hirner has an unusual mix of professional experiences ranging from two stints as executive director of the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group to having top jobs for two governors (Mel Carnahan and Bob Holden in Missouri). She is also a member of the Illinois Bar Association.

She is used to fighting for people and understands that while personal responsibility is important, it isn't always sufficient in these harsh economic times. Her effort is definitely a bottom-up, grass roots campaign; if she wins she will not be beholden to any political or special interest group.

If you think that the answer to our current economic problems is not another tax cut for the wealthiest among us, and if you think that our representative ought to work with the president rather than merely obstruct, she is your candidate!

Ollie Nanyes


Surf to the link to see the pounding that I took. :)

Originally posted to onanyes on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 11:18 AM PDT.


Is this Kirk Ad a FAIL?

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