Monday :: Oct 23, 2006

The GOP's Nip And Tuck Fixation

by Steve

Back in 2004, the GOP trotted out the “Kerry had Botox treatments” canard. Leopards don’t lose their spots. Now Hillary’s woebegone GOP opponent John Spencer follows the script:

Hillary Clinton's Republican challenger is getting personal and it's not pretty: He says the senator used to be ugly - and speculates she got "millions of dollars" in plastic surgery.
"You ever see a picture of her back then? Whew," said John Spencer of Clinton's younger days.
"I don't know why Bill married her," he said of the Clintons, who celebrated their 31st anniversary this month.
Noting Hillary Clinton looks much different now, he chalked it up to "millions of dollars" of "work" - plastic surgery.
"She looks good now," he said.

He said this to a reporter while seated next to his wife. Yep, he sounds like your prototypical GOP senate candidate. We're going to see more and more of this as we get closer to the election, especially from GOP incumbents who are facing extinction at the hands of Democratic challengers. Case in point is how endangered GOP Senator Jim Talent of Missouri has gone negative and personal against Claire McCaskill in the closing weeks of the campaign as he sees that he isn't pulling away from her by running on his record. Talent has resorted to calling McCaskill a liar, and dredging up charges that have already been aired against her from prior campaigns. This is pure Rove, and something a weenie like Talent would do.

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