Friday, October 31, 2008

The Audacity Of Dopes: There Has Only Ever Been One Person In This Election That Truly Fought For You, With Knives

Maybe the only bad thing about Charlottesville is the local newspaper, The Daily Progress, which sounds like it's named after a Maoist tract but is actually right-wing to the point of near absurdity. This was underscored this morning, when Paul Hashemi rolled into town, clutching a copy of the paper's endorsement of Jim Gilmore for Senator. You know what, Daily Progress, good luck with that. Seriously.

However, if that UNDERSCORED the paper's pure absurdist uselessness, this entry from boldfaced it, colored it red, and changed the font to Copperplate Gothic Bold:

When Kenneth Jackson—a Republican with no political experience or even really work history—was running for City Council, the Progress endorsed him, despite that he’d been convicted of attacking people with knives on three separate occasions over the course of a decade. They asked: “What other candidate has seen the law enforcement system, the court system, the social services system from the perspective of somebody in trouble?”
They make a good point, for the stabbing.

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