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Karl Rove spends $10 million on a smart, mendacious attack ad
Karl Rove spends $10 million on a smart, mendacious attack ad

There’s a reason George W. Bush called Karl Rove “Boy Genius.” When it comes to attack ads, no one is smarter.  Bush also had another nickname for his chief political guru, “Turd Blossom.” Given the high level of B.S. in Rove’s ads, that moniker is well earned. Then again, truth is never the point in any political ad; effectiveness is everything. There has probably never been a completely honest advertisement done for any candidate. Way back in the presidential campaign of 1840, William Henry Harrison was sold to the public as a humble frontiersman. The log cabin and hard cider were his campaign symbols. In reality, he was born into a wealthy,...

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