Editor’s note

November 1st, 2010

From the For What It’s Worth file …

Our colleague Dave Shapiro has a blog item noting a political ad that that ran in Sunday’s Star-Advertiser.

The blog post takes aim at the Hawaii Republican Party for an ad that:

calls Abercrombie “a loud-mouthed hippie” and includes a 40-year-old photo.

The ad purports to be taken from a letter to the editor by Hilo resident Bob Rosehill published Oct. 6 in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Here is the letter as it appears online on the Hawaii Tribune-Herald site.

Here is the Hawaii GOP’s ad (linked from Shapiro’s blog) with its version of the letter.

One of these things, is not like the other.

6 Responses to “Editor’s note”

  1. AhSnap!:

    Ah snap! The Republicans thought their negative ad would be TOO negative with the word “haole.” Hilarious.

  2. Ken Conklin:

    I welcome Abercrombie as a fellow member of the Brotherhood of the Beard.

    But there’s no way I would ever vote for him; not even for dog-catcher.

  3. charles:

    Now why would the Republican Party not print the letter verbatim? Or not even use the literary device. . . to indicate that a word was taken out?

    Hmm . . .

  4. Michael:

    Written by a Benedict Arnold DaDonk, at least to his Party. He can do whatever he wants to do. That is his first Given Right. I don’t think an Elephant be so wise to write such a detailed article so many years ago. At least someone did not forget.

  5. Ulu:

    The Hippie versus the Taliban

  6. Pot and Kettle:

    Pretty trashy, but Dave Shapiro calling someone out for taking a cheap shot is like Billy Barty calling someone small.

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