Friday, November 04, 2011

Ugly Politics--The "Hit" Piece

This is the reason that the last month of a campaign season is so excruciating.  Hit mail is a candidate's way of figuratively punching your opponent in the nose.  It is sent to sabotage a campaign. This piece was mailed out in the Bellevue area, attacking John Stokes, a candidate for Bellevue City Council.  To many casual voters, this is the only information that they will get on the candidate. The groups who mail these care little about the message that ultimately comes across, or the circumstances involved, or that it can turn off the electorate and pollute the airwaves and our mailboxes.
  We learn that it's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.  The people sending out this message have a different outlook.

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