good old days of earlier this year, sometime back in January, the
United States Senate race in Massachusetts took a demonstrably
positive turn, when Scott Brown and Liz Warren mutually pledged to
keep Super PAC slime out of the picture (plus off the radio and web).
The agreed upon remedy was that either candidate would have to donate
half the value of the outside ad buy to charity, as the Brown
campaign did twice in March.
almost all means, that pact has unraveled at a rapid pace during the
final stretch. Moneyed advocates behind both sides have invested in
mailers, canvassing, and other gray avenues that skirt the deal. Most
people expected this, presumably since there's no glory in losing by
the rules. As such, the slander machine is up-and-running, and
promises to raise some critical issues that have thus far been
ignored. Today's big question: IS SCOTT BROWN REALLY WHITE??? You