I had always previously liked the Doles – Bob Dole was always a decent guy, it seemed, and his wife Elizabeth Dole had spent years in what to many accounts was good public service. But now she’s been running attack ads against Kay Hagan that falsely claim Hagen is an atheist, and so I’ll have to think twice about how I consider those Doles. Talk about breaking the commandment about bearing false witness!
[quote]Hagan, who is challenging Dole’s re-election bid, filed an application in a Wake County, North Carolina, court Thursday, seeking permission to file a complaint within 20 days, after the election is over.
“The advertisement purposely misstates facts about the plaintiff,” said the three-page application, which was filed in District Superior Court.
In the 30-second ad, a narrator says that a leader of the Godless Americans Political Action Committee recently held a “secret fundraiser” for Hagan.
The ad then shows members of the group, which promotes rights for atheists and the separation of church and state, declaring that neither God nor Jesus exists.
“Godless Americans and Kay Hagan,” the ad continues. “She hid from cameras. Took ‘Godless’ money. What did Kay Hagan promise in return?”
The ad ends with a picture of Hagan and a voice that sounds like hers declaring, “There is no God.”
But the application said Hagan never made that statement or accepted money from the group.[/quote]
Here’s Hagan’s response: uk.youtube.com/watch?v=k76tRXq0Z … lykos.com/
Campbell Brown calls Dole’s ad the ugliest of the attack ads nationwide: uk.youtube.com/watch?v=G1mOPgErh … re=related