Worst Election Cycle EVER

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I'm not a huge fan of linking Matt Drudge, his stuff is running at 0 for 2 in the Crabitat at the moment. But this one comes from a press release, so one way or another, it can't reflect back on Drudge. The Allen Campaign is hitting James Webb – hard – over Webb's fiction writing. Let me say this, it sounds desperate, it sounds weird.

But there is something weird about Webb's writing that may make it effective.

I will not excerpt it here. Go over to Drudge to read it. This may actually damage Webb. I have never read anything he wrote until today. If I had, I would have put the book down when I hit the lead part in the Drudge link – too over the top for me. That is why this may damage Webb. There are a lot of people all over the country that would find the mind that wrote that unacceptable at the dinner table. That is really what determines a lot of votes: would I like to sit down with this candidate in my home?

It does not negate the fact, however, that this is the worst election cycle I can remember seeing. It is positively raw.

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6 Responses to Worst Election Cycle EVER

  1. Diva says:

    Just finished reading the Drudge Report. Webb is just creepy. I realize it’s fiction but there’s just something really disgusting about a writer that can write about sex with children. Just demented, sick and perverted.

    I think it’s over for Webb but he is a democrat so he will probably keep marching on while saying “It’s only fiction you prudes…”

  2. James says:

    < ?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> < !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> Untitled document ***Warning. This post has creepy excerpt in it. This could backfire on Allen badly. First, Senator John McCain thought Webb's books were great. Two, Be careful about pointing fingers when the other side does it too: Here's an excerpt from a novel written by, of all people, Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Scooter Libby: Warning: Possible porn content for some. Be careful. It's creepy!. From Libby's book, "The Apprentice": [deleted – violates comment policy] From Scooter's mind. I wouldn't want Scooter in my house for any reason. Politicians should stick to substance on issues.

  3. Gaius says:

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  5. Ed says:

    Of course, the fact that the passage has nothing to do with incest and pedophilia but deals with tribal rituals and how out of place the American characters felt when seeing it, means nothing?

    The hell with truth and context, there are elections to be won!

  6. BubbaB says:


    What about the rest of the passages? Yes, that one passage could be “contextualized”, but for the other passages, the context was obvious, and they were crude at best, disgusting at worst. And taken together, they all show a pattern of attitudes and, dare I say it, stereotypes, that give more view into the heart of the man than any of his current political speeches.

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