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One Possible Solution to Sleazy Political Ads

September 18th, 2008 | by Tom Harper |

A letter to the editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer had a solution to all of these sleazy political ads during the presidential campaign. Basically — nothing. No regulations or restrictions. BUT:

During the presidential debates, all of these commercials and hit pieces would be aired, right there in front of the opposing candidate, the moderators, the audience and millions of TV viewers. And the candidate would have to stand there in front of God and everybody and explain the purpose and meaning of the ad, and why he/she “approved this message.”

How does that sound?

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  1. 3 Responses to “One Possible Solution to Sleazy Political Ads”

  2. By Liberal Jarhead on Sep 18, 2008 | Reply

    Brilliant! Simple, and it gives the public credit for more common sense and decency than the campaigns do.

  3. By Cranky Liberal on Sep 18, 2008 | Reply

    OH MAN Tommy boy that may be the perfect solution. Lets watch them squirm.

  4. By steve on Sep 19, 2008 | Reply

    I like this ad:

    Happened near my house… Used to walk the dog by the house and had friends that lived a few houses over. Charlie Brown was there…LOL

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