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GOP spoofs ads touting Post endorsement of Deeds

Good Samaritans that they are, Virginia's Republicans Tuesday put up a new Web ad that fills in some lines omitted from a Washington Post endorsement that heartily endorsed the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Sen. R. Creigh Deeds.

The GOP ad, entitled "Second Cut," slyly juxtaposes lines about Deeds' pledge to raise taxes for roads, if necessary, with images lifted from a Democratic ad that touts Deeds' receipt of the newspaper's endorsement.

The GOP ad throws in some other choice lines from other Post opinion pieces, too, to drive home the point Deeds' stand on taxes may not be as popular with voters as it is with the editorial board.

To be fair, this ad omits some choice lines of its own -- including the editorial board's assertion that Republican candidate Robert F. McDonnell is a culture warrior who "has staked out the intolerant terrain on his party's right wing."

To read the editorial by our colleagues on the other side of the wall between news and opinion, click here.

--Fredrick Kunkle

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 20, 2009; 2:57 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Fredrick Kunkle  
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Comments

Great ad! The Compost, and Dirty Deeds deserve each other..

Posted by: SMWE357 | October 20, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

The McTaliban ad is just more of Bobbie McTaliban’s campaign. He slyly twists his intolerant agenda and Creigh Deed’s agenda for progress and equality for all people. We so hope Virginia is not taken in by the McTaliban snake oil, elects Bobbie McTaliban and sets this fine state back to intolerance and economic despair.

Posted by: Willis3 | October 20, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

What wall?

Posted by: BruceFairfax | October 24, 2009 5:38 AM | Report abuse

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