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Monday, October 23, 2006

Reichert, McGavick to appear with Thune

Desperation alert from the King County GOP calendar!

Events Calendar
Monday, October 23rd, 2006 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Change for Washington Rally with Senator John Thune
Bellevue High School Arcade – 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue
Special Guest – Senator John Thune (R-SD)
Join Mike McGavick, Congressman Dave Reichert and other local candidates on the road to victory!
John Thune? What, Rick Santorum wasn't available?

You'll recall that Thune secretly paid two bloggers in 2004 in his successful bid to unseat Tom Daschle. It's still the most blatant and underhanded surreptitious use of campaign cash to fuel Republican "astro-turf" blogs that I can recall.

More importantly, Thune has said he will vote for the draconian South Dakota abortion ban, despite his own personal support of rape and incest exceptions, which are not contained in the state law.

So not only is he willing to engage in dirty tricks, Thune is willing to vote any which way when it comes to women's rights in order to protect his political backside. Classy guy. And I think the key word here is "guy."

Why Reichert wants to appear with an anti-choice zealot when he is pushing his "moderate" credentials is something of a mystery. McGavick is probably happy to appear anywhere, the way his poll numbers are going.

That should play well in the suburbs: here's our two Republican guys from Washington with one of the people who best represents the takeover of the GOP by fundamentalist extremists.

Please, please, please tell me there will be video and photos. You know each of them could say more than one stupid or outrageous thing. If they're bringing in Thune, it's "red meat" time.

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