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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The OX is gored

Wow. Not only is Sue Ek a disaster up in the St. Cloud special election, but so is the other Republican candidate, Dan Ochsner. Turns out he has a bit of a problem in the "integrity" department, according to Minnesota Republican Watch. "The OX" doctored Bush/Cheney campaign photos to make it look like the attendees were attending an OX campaign rally and holding OX signs. As MN Republican Watch points out, this may be against the law.

How sad is this? Saint Cloud is not Minneapolis. There are actually a good deal of Republicans living there, but of the two candidates the Republicans have chosen to run, one doesn't even live in Saint Cloud, and the other one uses doctored photos on his campaign lit. Checks and Balances also reports that the OX has called Saint Cloud residents "morons" and said that Saint Cloud State is "an embarrassment" on his radio show. These probably aren't things that you want to be saying when you are running for elected office.

Given Ochsner's new campaign tactics, perhaps we need a new law for campaign literature. In addition to any "Paid for and prepared by" disclaimers on literature, I think we need a new one that says "Images doctored by...". How about it?


At 8:28 AM, December 15, 2005, Anonymous rmf said...

Heck, I've been doctoring images since early July! [link] I've always been ahead of my time. :)

At 9:17 AM, December 15, 2005, Blogger Kevin from Minneapolis said...

Well they did elect a female homecoming king two years ago. And then there is that whole anti-Semitic thing. That should be an embarassment.


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