...The Republicans set up a website to attempt to discredit you! Al Franken - whose fabulous book "Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them" I read recently - is running for the senate in Minnesota. And the Republicans have responded thus: Frankly Franken - a website that alleges three things:
1) He's a loser/idiot/uncool/whatever. To which I can only say - read his book, it's great.
2) He doesn't really live all the time in Minnesota. I have no idea where he lives on a day-to-day basis but I can assure any Minnesotan readers that they're better off with a New York-based smart candidate than a local Republican idiot.
3) He "flip-flops" on war funding. Well he flipped once. Or was that flopped. He covers this at length in his book. When Bush told everyone there were WMD and Iraq was a real threat, he believed Bush, as many people did and thus supported funding for the war. Now he realises Bush was even lying about something as important as the reasons for going to war, and now believes that funding for the war should be cut off. Personally I have great deal more respect for someone who is prepared to revise their opinions in the face of new evidence than for someone who dogmatically sticks to whatever his evil henchmen tell him to do.
There is a good article on Talking Points Memo. And when you've read that perhaps you could warn the republicans about the ominous threat posed to them by the Cru-blog because I AM TRYING TO BRING THEM DOWN!!