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Tim Griffin's cherry picking

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Tim Griffin's campaign has all the honesty of a Hollywood studio advertising its movies.

Today, for example, the campaign sent this quote from Pat Lynch's column Monday:

"Republican Tim Griffin is running the best organized and most professional campaign in recent memory. He gets out to garden clubs, sewing circles and veterans groups all over Central Arkansas. ... He exudes confidence, and this kind of momentum will be hard to stop."

And what was omitted in that passage where the ellipsis appears?

For a guy who does not have a lot of firsthand experience in the local culture [Griffin is a very recent arrival to the 2nd District] he is well advised in the art of retail campaigning. He is running as if he has already won the election.

So, as Lynch indicated, Griffin is a politically presumptuous carpetbagger and a cynical creation of the dark Republican political arts. But there's more to say about Griffin. Lynch said it several paragraphs later, though this passage, too, didn't appear in the Griffin blast e-mail:

Griffin is such a shameless clone of Karl Rove, and an outsider, that I am almost softening on [Scott] Wallace.

Here's a quote for Griffin to cherry pick:

Liberal columnist Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times said: "There is only one word for the dishonesty of Tim Griffin -- stunning."

I think you know where to stick the ellipsis. Coming soon to an e-mail near you.
 

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