reply to post by neformore
To be honest I almost passed this thread by, thinking it was going to be a joke. (Thanks to Kali74 for directing me to it). I do believe that this
sinks to a new low, and while I find this totally absurd I find this statement by the Republican incumbant even more disturbing:
Martin said he has no plans to make an issue out of Lachowicz’s alter-ego and explained that the parties frequently operate without
consulting candidates in local Maine races.
That statement was in response to this one:
Martin said he was unaware of the state Republican Party’s press release or Lachowicz’s hobby until contacted by POLITICO. He said he’s met
his opponent once so far and she “seemed like a nice lady.” He said he deplores “mudslinging politics.”
Still, the state GOP is going all the way on his behalf, with a special website, ColleensWorld.Com, and mail pieces to be sent to voters attacking
Lachowicz this week.
Bold again mine. Source is same as above.
Seriously? The state party leadership does not consult with the candidates prior to launching an attack strategy? Lord forbid the right hand let the
left hand know what it's doing. What, are they in preschool? "There there, sit back and relax, Big Daddy's got it all under control as he
understands that you don't have the brains of a goose and know not how to handle your own campaign".
I applaude the statement of the Republican incumbant however, who claims to dislike "mudslinging politics". I wish we had more on both sides who
felt the same. However, it looks as though his own state level party campaign people do not hold the same values and are hell bent for leather to
push him into the mud pit.
As for the Democratic candidate playing WoW, I don't have an opinion one way or the other. If I were a voter in Maine I would be much more concerned
about the real issues that effect the state and how she would go about dealing with them rather than what she chooses to do in her private life.