Tuesday, October 16, 2007
A World Class City?
Our favorite blogmistress draws attention to the campaign ads Bart Peterson's campaign has been running on television as of late, which are now uploaded to YouTube. "Good stuff, especially when you consider he's running solo in this media market," she writes. I would never underestimate the ability of campaign consultants to write purely fictional ads for their candidate, which this latest series of ads represent. Sorry, Mayor Peterson, you didn't help those United Airlines maintenance workers as your latest ad falsely claims. You created a burial ground for them. No, you didn't convince Gov. Daniles to order a reassessment in Marion County. And frankly, I don't know with what Dawn Briggs is being rewarded to make those comments, but I know her views are completely at odd with many of her neighbors in Irvington.
The blogmistress can't make up her mind whether Ballard is just a "dumb" loser who nobody knows or a "vapid mudslinger" as she describes him today. "Vapid" is just a snarky way of saying "tasteless" if you were wondering. One day he's a racist, and on another day he's producing amateur campaign ads. Whatever works, right? I suspect the blogmistress is simply reflecting the unrest within the Peterson campaign from the afterglow of Mary Beth Schneider's biographical piece on Greg Ballard this past Sunday, The Marine Who Would Be Mayor. The truth is a stranger in the fictional world in which Bart Peterson and his supporters pretend we live.