Skip to main content

What does a Senate candidate do when she has her own entire cable channel to try to fill up with ads? Well, if she's Republican Linda Lingle, she steals old ads. Here's the original, an ad from John Hancock about its mutual funds, in which an older man instant-messages with someone, presumably a spouse, about retirement planning.

And here's the nearly identical Lingle ad, where an older man IMs with what seems to be a spouse, about how Linda Lingle is the answer for protecting Social Security and Medicare.
Goal Thermometer
Theft aside, the ad is at the very least deceptive, given that Lingle would very likely be a reliable vote for the Republicans and their plan to gut Medicare and Social Security (though they're a lot quieter about those plans). After all, back in 2005, Lingle expressed support for George W. Bush's plan to privatize Social Security, saying she “was impressed with the president's plans to continue building on the economic momentum of the last few years, including details to strengthen and save Social Security to ensure future generations will have a secure retirement.”

So this ad apparently makes her a thief and a liar, unless she's renounced her Social Security privatizing ways.

Help keep a Senate that will protect Social Security. Please donate $3 to Mazie Hirono on ActBlue.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site