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Friday, May 05, 2006

All I Know About Luther Strange,

Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, is that his new television add is really annoying. You can watch it here.

He spends the thirty second add telling us he is a "true Alabama conservative," who has "fundamental values as a Christian." He makes sure to point out that he still attends the same church in which he was married. Meanwhile, phrases like "Bible Study Leader" and "Christian Values" scroll across the bottom of the screen.

First, this is just bad manners. It's like discussing how much money you make. Keep it to yourself. Second, this add tells me absolutely nothing about his qualifications for the job. What does the job require? How is he able to carry out those requirements? And why will his performance be better than that of the other candidates?

She is running for governor, but this add still makes me want to vote for Loretta Nall, who has pledged:

While the other candidates in this year's election will spend their time trying to out-Jesus each other my campaign will offer no such shenanigans.

Wouldn't it be refreshing if every candidate could say this?