Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Nixon endorses Mark Green

Remember when Elvis endorsed Russ Feingold?

Mark Green has his own celebrity support.

The latest negative commercial from the Coalition for America's Families features a guest appearance by Republican role model Richard Nixon, apparently endorsing Mark Green.

The Doyle campaign was quick on the comeback. Some highlights:
"Dirty tricks, corruption, the Nixonian approach to ‘good government,’ that’s the Mark Green way,” said Anson Kaye, Communications Director for the Doyle campaign. “Whether as the Chair of the Republican Caucus during the caucus scandal, a guy with deep ties to disgraced Majority Leader Tom DeLay and convicted super lobbyist Jack Abramoff, or transferring $1.3 million in dirty money into his campaign account, using dirty tricks to try and get ahead is Mark Green’s MO.”

Some examples of the Nixon/Green approach to “good government:”

The “I may have been in charge but don’t blame me” defense:

Richard Nixon said that as President he didn’t know that his staff had carried out Watergate.

Mark Green says that as Chair of the Republican Caucus, he didn’t know that his caucus was involved in widespread illegal campaigning, that has resulted in three Republican convictions.

The “when all else fails destroy the evidence” plan:

Evidence against Nixon included tape recordings of conversations about Watergate that occurred in his office – though 18 minutes of the tapes were destroyed before being handed over to investigators.

Evidence against Green included emails from his time in the Assembly … oh, wait a minute … Green destroyed all of his Assembly e-mails before anyone could see them.

The “I know I can be the next Governor, I know I can!” campaign:

In 1962, Nixon ran unsuccessfully for Governor of California.
In 2006, Green ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Wisconsin.


At 7:09 PM, Blogger Deedub420 said...

Sadly this campaign for gov has quickly turned into 2nd graders on the playground going "oh yeah my dad is bigger than your dad, my dad could beat your dad up" type of campaign with "I'm corrupt? oh really, well you're more corrupt than I am!"

It's childish and petty both parties are guilty of this and you wonder why you can't get 50% turnout for an election.

At 10:34 PM, Blogger babblemur said...


If things get negative to the breaking point, maybe Wisconsin will see a "Jesse Ventura" effect - in Nelson Eisman, who is running on Clean Government among other things.

At 9:48 AM, Blogger GWC shadow said...

Thruth is that the allegations in the ad at TRUE unlike to ads runs by the Greater Wisconsin Committe. Doyle fails to respond to allegations which to me says he's guilt as hell.

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Other Side said...



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