Every quote in this attack ad on Rex Simmons, attributed to www.raisingkaine.com, is actually from a user diary that was removed by the user! The diary was NOT by a "Raising Kaine" front pager, it was NOT by "Raising Kaine" as a PAC or a blog, it was simply a diary posted by an anonymous commenter -- could have been a Republican, could have been anyone -- on this community blog. For Tim Hugo to run ads citing Raising Kaine as the source of these quotes is unethical and SHOULD be illegal if it isn't already. Anyone who would do this certainly doesn't deserve to be representing people in the House of Delegates. Disgusting.That's right, Tim Hugo's people found an anonymous diary from some random poster and tried to attribute it to Raising Kaine as a site or PAC (it's both, in case you didn't know that). Most bloggers allow a certain amount of anonymous commenting and many, if not all, of those anonymous comments are opinions dissenting from the opinions expressed in the blog. We do this as part of our commitment to freedom of expression and freedom of debate. If you are a blogger, imagine how you would feel if someone took an anonymous comment from your site and falsely attributed it to you personally?
Tim Hugo has exposed himself as unethical and dishonorable. I hope the Republican Party of Virginia will communicate with their candidates and explain to them that trying to smear themselves into to office is wrong and unworthy of the RPV.