As if John McCain's facial expressions at last night's debate (see above) weren't creepy enough, your local Republican Party is up to some spooktastic Halloween antics of their own, as we were graciously informed by an email from the partisan ghostbusters at the Tennessee Democratic Party. The subject line: Frist Pre-Halloween Tour Kicks Into Full Gear.
Two weeks before Halloween, former Senate majority leader and apparent gubernatorial candidate Bill Frist is barnstorming across Tennessee for a cadre of creepy GOP candidates plagued by a laundry list of political problems.
“Bill Frist’s gubernatorial campaign is off to a rocky start as he rallies behind a motley crew of folks who frankly don’t live up to their ‘credentialed conservative’ claims,” said Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Gray Sasser. “They’re scary, to say the least, and make Frist’s buddies in Washington look downright honorable.”
The email goes on to chronicle the various demerits of state Rep. Dolores Gresham (who took about $36,000 in state taxpayer-funded farm grants while serving on the House Agriculture Committee), state House candidate A.J. McCall (who was arrested after a woman told police that he harassed her and “tried to make her get in his van” late one night in a Lebanon Wal-Mart parking lot) and state Senate candidate Mike Faulk (accused by the Hawkins County Young Republicans chairwoman of having an extramarital affair with her, and then denying it).
Finally, the press release concludes:
“Dolores Gresham, A.J. McCall and Mike Faulk together in the state legislature is a frightening thought,” Sasser said. “Of course, it’s no surprise to see Frist putting politics over good judgment. At the rate he’s going, he won’t even have to say ‘boo’ to scare voters come Halloween 2010.”
If nothing else, flacks with a sense of humor can at least make the drudgery of going through your inbox a tad more bearable. Read the entire release here.