Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fatherhood In The 7th District

Brad Flory at the Jackson Citizen Patriot writes about fatherhood amidst the Walberg and Schauer campaigns:

Fathers rarely have a question more troubling to ask children.

"Did you get pornography from Mark Schauer?" I demanded.

The children acted confused.

"Mark Schauer wants to send you pornography on the Internet," I said. "Not cheesecake like Sarah Palin's head pasted on a Victoria's Secret bra model. Mark Schauer wants you kids to see hard-core smut!"

My son is 14, prime age for Schauer's pornfest. When I was 14, we had to hide Playboy magazines in the woods.

"Mark Schauer never gave me porn," my son insisted. I searched everywhere and it was true.

How did he miss my house?

It's very silly, yes, but it does a good job of driving home the ridiculousness of Walberg's advertisement, which actually does accuse Mark Schauer of wanting to give children pornography.

Go read the whole thing, it's worth it. The ending is also powerful:

Walberg ignored the importance of the Constitution while criticizing a campaign opponent.

The winner of this election will take an oath. He will be asked if he solemnly swears to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

If Walberg is victorious, maybe he ought to show the same principle displayed in his campaign ad.

Maybe he ought to say "no."


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