The master satirist Iowahawk speaks out against negative campaigning in the Democratic presidential primary with zingers like this one:
As participants in the American democratic process, both sides of this increasingly bitter intra-party feud should know better. Just because someone associated with your opponent’s campaign might at this very minute be circulating a story that your candidate is a white supremacist lesbian child molester, does that mean you automatically have to counter it with stories about their candidate running a Chicago sex slave-for-crack ring with R. Kelly and the Syrian mafia? Come on folks, your campaigns are better than that, even if it is clear to everybody that the other guys started it.
A little word for the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to take to heart. And perhaps just a bit ironic that Iowahawk’s post appeared mere hours before the news about Clinton supporter and New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was tagged with a serious prostitution scandal.
Ouch. A comedy of hyperbolic mud-slinging followed by a tragedy of fallen humanity. And it’s only Monday.