This has to be one of the most pathetic things I've seen this election campaign...
Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA), one of the more bizarre and execrable specimens housed in the House GOP menagerie, is, you know, the subject of a very serious federal corruption and bribery investigation. And now he's gone on the air with ad, the message of which appears to be: vote Weldon, because it's really not clear yet that he's a crook.
Here's how the Philadelphia Inquirer describes the ad ...A Weldon spot addresses the federal probe without mentioning it directly, using the voices of ordinary voters. The commercial begins with a question - "Would you give a friend the benefit of a doubt?" - and concludes with the answer: "He's been there for us. Now it's our turn to be there for him."
This must be a GOP version of the civic compact I'm not familiar with. Congressman represents constituents. In turn constituents stand by him when he's investigated for taking bribes. I think Locke may say something like that. But it's been a while since I studied that stuff in grad school. So I can't remember.
Vote Weldon in his time of need! He's been there for us. So shouldn't we stick by him while he's investigated for bribery and corruption?
That's really got to get the volunteers juiced up to knock on doors.
Has anyone actually seen this ad? I'm dying to see it.
I'm dying to see Curt go down.
Who are you most looking forward to losing on Tue? Weldon? Santorum? DeWine? Kyl? Hastert? Am I missing anyone?