Thursday, July 27, 2006

When you're running for Senate...

It kinda helps if your spouse is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist: "Karl Rove's Playbook Goes Up in Smoke." Appears Sherrod Brown's got a secret weapon:
Mike DeWine failed in his shameful attempt to misrepresent my husband's record and prey on Americans' fears. But that doesn't mean he won't try again. His poll numbers are lagging, and he has a long record of betraying the working families he was supposed to serve. Surely, there's a lot more ugly on the way from DeWine and the ad firm he refused to fire.

No one knows that better than Sherrod. He's been in Ohio politics for more than 30 years, and he has a long memory. He remembers another Ohio Senate race, in 1992, when DeWine attacked Sen. John Glenn, a decorated war hero and astronaut, as being soft on communism. That year, the Columbus Dispatch offered up this quote from the DeWine campaign: "If Glenn had his way the Berlin Wall still would be standing and former Soviet republics still would be enslaved."

Sherrod remembers that. He remembers who won that race, too, and it wasn't Mike DeWine.