With full attribution, quotes and links am posting this because I feel it's too important to skip over.
"PROBABLY THE SLEAZIEST CAMPAIGN TACTIC EVER
By Neal Boortz
"I'm talking about Roy Barnes, the Democrat running for Governor of Georgia. Now Barnes has made it absolutely clear throughout the campaign that is will be the teacher's union governor if he's elected. Thinking Georgians know that they can kiss any chances of school reform, school choice and teacher accountability goodbye for the next four years if Barnes is elected.
Over the past few days Barnes has engaged in what I think are absolutely the sleaziest campaign advertisements I've ever seen. Roy Barnes is trying to make women in Georgia think that if Nathan Deal is elected governor they might be raped.
Let me try to paint the image in one of Barnes' TV ads for you. There's a mini-van parked in the middle of an empty parking lot ... at night. The lights are flashing and the alarm is sounding. You get a close-up of the keys still in the door lock. As the camera pans back you see a broken bag of groceries scattered across the parking lot. There's the spilled milk running along the ground. In the meantime the announcer tells you that Nathan Deal, Barnes' republican opponent, supported a law that would allow "sleazy lawyers" to question rape victims while representing the man accused with the rape.
Now what DOESN'T Barnes' ad tell you? Well ... let's see:
Â· The U.S. Constitution guarantees to the accused the right to confront all witnesses against him. That means that an accused rapists' trial lawyer gets to ask testimony of the rape victim under oath. Roy Barnes is a trial lawyer. He knows this.
Â· Barnes' ad is based on work by Nathan Deal to conform the rules of evidence in Georgia with the federal rules of evidence. This has been done in 42 of the 50 states.
Â· Roy Barnes served on the Georgia State Bar Evidence Committee during the time the Georgia rules of evidence were being reviewed and approved the very legislation that he is slamming Deal for supporting.
Â· Roy Barnes was a trial lawyer ... he defended criminals
Â· Nathan Deal was a prosecutor .. he put rapists in prison.
This really speaks to the character of Roy Barnes. Can you stoop much lower than suggesting to Georgia women that they will end up being violently attacked, abducted, raped and .. who knows? ... possibly killed if they vote for his opponent?
I've known Roy Barnes for years. He was a guest in my home when he was last Governor. I didn't know he had this in him. "