Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Ballard's New Ad Contains Big Laugh Line
Just saw Mayor Greg Ballard's third ad for Mayor, and I laughed out loud.
The ad, which is interspersed with video of the Mayor out and about as well as at work, contains a quote that seems to take aim at Melina Kennedy's campaign. Forgive me for not having the exact quote. This is from memory, but it says something like, "Leadership isn't about complaining it's about..."
As I've stated before in other blog posts, this criticism comes from a man whose 2007 yard sign and bumper sticker slogan was "Had Enough?"
First of all, Melina Kennedy has been firm but rather fair with the Mayor so far. Her attacks have not been extraordinarily personal. In fact, the ads have been right on target. Ballard is calling political debate "complaining", and I can't believe he keeps criticizing fair ads that point out deficiencies in his record. Talk about thin skin.