Monday, October 13, 2008

Another reason to vote for Annette Taddeo

Michael Froomkin has posted on his superb blog,, a denunciation of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the Florida Republican Party for the slimy mailer going out to Congressional District 18. It accuses us Democrats of surrendering to terrorists — what else do they have in their bag of dirty Republican tricks?!?

There’s an image of the mailer at the link above to, and I’ll encourage traffic thataway by not showing the rotten thing on this blog. It’s also being picked up nationally by Hullabaloo, where Digby is encouraging a response by donating to Annette Taddeo’s campaign to unseat Ros-Lehtinen. I’ll second that with a helpful URL.

Though I also live in FL-18, this mailer hasn’t hit me yet. But my dining table is starting to groan under the weight of the lies rolling in from Ros-Lehtinen’s campaign. This weekend came one extolling her for “helping middle class home owners, improve our health care system, invest in alternative and efficient energy sources and facilitate an affordable college education for our youth.” All the stuff she doesn’t do.

And there’s a photo of her with her family and the slogan, “Together we will make the necessary changes.”

Y’all catch the “changes” that she’s asserting? Beware, there’s no mention of retiring her rubber stamp.

By contrast, mailers from Annette Taddeo are factual and persuasive. I can only hope that people have their minds open as they decide how to vote