Wednesday, October 10, 2012
To Josh Mandel: Have you no decency, sir?
For awhile, Josh was running neck and neck with other Republicans like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for the GLOB title, but as PolitiFact/Ohio reminded me in the Plain Dealer today, Mandel's political ads accusing Brown of missing more than 350 official votes is pulled out of la-la land, although the official record shows Brown has missed only 21 in his entire first-term Senate career. When Brown was in Congress, he missed 83 votes during a hospital stay after an auto accident. He's missed 3 in the past 3 years.
Still , the fact checkers note that Mandel accuses the incumbent of "living by different rules than us". I can't argue with that. Brown has an honest and open accounting of his work as a senator - while Josh doesn't hesitate to lie about it. They do play by different rules. Which leads me to ask, How desperate must this Whiz Kid be to run such TV garbage like this? Very desperate, I'd say, even with a $19 million war chest.