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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Saturday, October 15, 2005

When the race gets tight, go Hitler

I haven't written much if anything about the Virgina Governor's race, mostly because I haven't had much to say. Democrat Tim Kaine has been closing the gap on Republican Jerry Kilgore for the past few weeks, although Kaine remains down a Kerry like 1-2 points in most polls I've seen.

Clearly this has Kilgore worried, because he's invoked Hitler in his defense:
The Republican candidate for Virginia governor is drawing fire for campaign ads that suggest his Democratic opponent is so averse to the death penalty he would have spared Adolph Hitler from execution.

The radio and TV ads feature victims' relatives who tearfully recount the crimes that killed their loved ones and say they don't trust Democrat Tim Kaine to administer the state's death penalty.

Kaine, who says his moral objections to capital punishment are rooted in his Roman Catholic faith, responded with an ad pledging to carry out death sentences "because it's the law."

Seems like a cheap shot by Kilgore to me and a little odd it's the Democrat defending his faith from a attack by a Republican. Should prove to be an interesting election night.

If you want to help Tim Kaine, here's where to do it. And if you live in Virginia, get out the vote Nov 8th.