Rep Whineass, do-over, whatever.
Now, let's get this straight. Sweeney spends beaucoup money lying about Kirsten's residence, & the press tells him to lay off, and talk about the issues.
Then, Moveon.org runs this ad:
The text goes like this:
VIDEO OPEN ON A CARAVAN OF DUMP TRUCKS DRIVING THROUGH THE DESERT; SUPER: “IRAQ”. THE LEAD TRUCK PULLS UP AND DUMPS A TON OF CASH – BAGS OF MONEY - ON TO THE GROUND. OVER IMAGES OF DUMPING MONEY, SUPER: “$300 BILLION”, THEN “$18 BILLION TO HALLIBURTON”. THEN, “$9 BILLION MISSING”. AUDIO
ANNOUNCER (VO): What happened to the 300 billion dollars we sent to Iraq? Halliburton got 18 billion. 9 billion is just plain missing.VIDEO
CUT TO BLACK & WHITE PHOTO OF REP. JOHN SWEENEY. A SPECIAL EFFECT DRAMATICALLY STAINS HIS HAND RED. SUPER: “REP. JOHN SWEENEY”. AUDIO
ANNOUNCER (VO): And our Congressman John Sweeney has been caught Red Handed, voting for all of it.VIDEO
CUT BACK TO THE DESERT. ANOTHER TRUCK PULLS UP AND DUMPS MORE CASH. DOLLAR BILLS SWIRL AWAY IN THE DUST. THE PILE OF MONEY BAGS GROWS. PULL OUT TO REVEAL AN ENDLESS CARAVAN OF DUMP TRUCKS APPROACHING TO DUMP THEIR CASH.AUDIO
ANNOUNCER (VO): That’s money we need for jobs and healthcare here in New York. Now John Sweeney is ready to dump billions more in Iraq.VIDEO
CUT BACK TO PHOTO OF REP. SWEENEY WITH HAND STAINED RED. AT SCREEN BOTTOM, SUPER FULL MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION DISCLAIMER. AUDIO
ANNOUNCER (VO): John Sweeney: another Republican caught red-handed. With 3.2 million members, MoveOn.org Political Action is responsible for the content of this advertisement.
So that's it. They say, "hey, all this money is missing in Iraq, and John Sweeney voted for all this." Big Deal. That's just plain factually true. So, what does Rep whineass do? Well, here is their response:
"Sweeney's campaign called the MoveOn ads a 'smear campaign' and asked television stations on Wednesday to stop airing them. Maureen O'Brien Donovan, a campaign spokeswoman, said the claim that Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, was 'caught red-handed' incorrectly implies he had engaged in illegal activity. She said Sweeney had never voted specifically to authorize defense contracts with Halliburton, but had supported ongoing funding for the war and reconstruction, just as a majority of House Democrats had."Sweeney is a total rubberstamp for Bush. So live up to it & don't play that "they did it too" crap. It's not appealing in a ten year old, much less a member of congress.