Republican Values

The truth is not Oberweis’ strong suit.

“Republican governor candidate Jim Oberweis is launching two TV ads that use made-up newspaper headlines to attack front-runner Judy Baar Topinka’s integrity.”

The Tribine editors don’t appreciate Oberweis doctoring their quotes and headlines: “He is using fabricated headlines to sell himself as the more trustworthy candidate. That’s wrong.”

In all fairness, promising to not act like a lying sack of shit doesn’t appear anywhere in Oberweis’ one-page “Main Street Ethics Plan.”

5 Comments so far

  1. Danny Doom (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 11:20 am

    This guy is a real prick. I wouldn’t buy his ice cream, much less vote for him as governor. Wasn’t he the runner-up last time? That’s kind of sad.

    Shit, all of the republican candidates suck, can’t they do better than this?

  2. Marty (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 11:44 am

    After I buy his family’s ice cream (or egg nog) I usually donate money to a political candidate or a netroots cause.

    I’ve heard (on WBEZ, during his run for the senate) that his nickname within the party is the Oberf├╝hrer.

  3. nikkos (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 11:48 am

    They called him that within his own party?

    Was it pejorative or a sign of status and respect? :)

  4. Dave! (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 3:28 pm

    The Oberf├╝hrer? That truly frightens me. Although apparently Wiegand seems down with deceitful propaganda… Maybe they should start doing Leni Riefenstahl style TV ads…

  5. nikkos (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    Yes, what the world needs is a remake of “The Power of the Will,” in high-definition, directed by Michael Bay or some such hack, with CGI aplenty. Abramoff could reclaim the mantle of Hollywood heavyweight he once had back in the heady “Red Scorpion” days. Cameos from Bush, Cheney, et. al. (parole board willing, of course). And of course it will go direct to DVD and be filed next to the “Left Behind” series at your local Christianist bookstore.

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