J.D. Hayworth is getting sick and tired of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) always reminding people of that time Radar magazine put him on that list of America's Dumbest Congresspersons -- he's just a plain-spoken radio man who's got no need to remember basic facts about World War Two and who declared war on what. Feh, history -- is that stuff even important? So the Hayworth campaign shot off a stern press release about the whole matter, accusing McCain of using WWII vets as a political tool. As you'll see, the release was typed up in something of a frenzy of emotions:
SHAMEFUL McCAIL [sic] WEB BLASTED BY HAYWORTH CAMPAIGN
Phoenix, AZ (May 25) - U.S. Senate J.D. Hayworth spokesman's Mark Sanders said, in response to the McCain web ad, regarding Congressman Hayworth's statement:
"It was a mistake that the McCain camp is trying to shamelessly use to distract voters from the real issues. They may believe it is clever and cute to show war footage including cannon firing and the Third Reich's war machine. But it's not and it is politics at its worst, which is what we have come to expect from John McCain.
"As we approach Memorial Day, we honor the men and women of the Greatest Generation for their service. McCain uses them as a political tool.
"The real question is not who misspoke about an event nearly seventy years ago, but who has the faulty memory about events happening today. Sen. McCain sponsored the amnesty bill and now wants to build the 'danged fence'; he voted against the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 and now says they should be extended; and he wrote the 'Cap and Trade' Bill in the last Congress and now does not even acknowledge it.
"John McCain needs to drag his campaign out of the mud, stand up before the voters, and debate Congressman Hayworth and let the people decide."
As you might imagine, yammering about the harm done to you by the "SHAMEFUL McCAIL WEB" isn't exactly the sort of thing that's going to disabuse people of the notion that you are one of America's Dumbest Congresspersons.