Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cuccinelli's Chief Advisor: "Hey, I'll bring in Sarah Palin"

While a lot of Republicans are distancing themselves from Sarah Palin because they don't want to be associated with someone who doesn't know the issues, has been invested on several occasions for potential ethical violations, and abruptly quits her job as governor and bails on her commitment to Alaska voters. Right here in Virginia, however, it appears as though there are some folks who really want her to come help out. According to an article in the Washington Times, Cuccinelli's campaign not only wants her to help out but also is actively promoting some of the common policy positions they share.
"Hey, I'll bring in Sarah Palin; you let [Democrat] Steve Shannon bring in Nancy Pelosi," said Mr. Cuccinelli's chief adviser, Chris LaCivita.

"From an issues standpoint ... on things like taxes, cap-and-trade, offshore drilling for natural gas and petroleum, there's no light between us on those," said Mr. LaCivita, a longtime Republican strategist who orchestrated the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attack against Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race.
Perhaps the most interesting part of this is the fact that Cuccinelli's chief adviser is the same person who is responsible for the Swiftboat ads which were so patently false that they've been added to the political lexicon to mean down right dirty and dishonest campaign. And here he is now saying that he wants someone who bailed out on her commitment to voters and has faced several ethics investigations to come help Cuccinelli's campaign. I guess this is just a hint that the Cuccinelli is going to run a campaign that has no regard for high ethical standards despite running for Attorney General.

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