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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It ain't tiddly winks

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Little Rock restaurant owner and former talk radio rhetorical bomb thrower Scott Wallace formally announced today his already announced Republican candidacy for Second District Congress.

It's far too earlier to keep up with all the back-and-forth flowing from all the congressional and senatorial candidates, but  the instant Democratic Party response to this fairly modest development, more than a year out, indicates the election year won't be a pillow fight.

FROM THE ARKANSAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY

"Today, yet another far-right extremist announced his candidacy for Congress in Arkansas, adding to the list of candidates with a history of dirty campaigning and the ugliest kinds of partisanship."
Mariah Hatta
Executive Director
Democratic Party of Arkansas
 
Scott Wallace


Wallace’s Own Attack Ads Made Him Feel “Queasy” and Were Pulled Off the Air

During his 1996 campaign for State Senate, Wallace ran ads that claimed Jim Argue did not care about violence in schools, having voted against the Safe School Act of 1993. [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 1/26/99, 11/02/96].  Argue later voted for different versions of the Safe School Act four times. At the behest of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Wallace later pulled the ads off the air and apologized for them. [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Editorial, 5/12/06].  “It made me queasy just watching it,” Wallace later said. [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 9/24/09]
 
… Only to Put the Ad Back On


In 1996, after taking the initial attack ad off the air, Wallace edited and re-ran the ad, again attacking Argue for his Safe School Act vote.[Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 11/02/96, 10/30/96]
 
… Then the Teacher Blasted Wallace for Misleading Her


Once Wallace’s 1996 ad first ran, the teacher Debbie Fulbright blasted Wallace for misleading her and said that she would support Argue, not Wallace, for State Senate.  “I made the decision on my own because Scott Wallace misled me from the beginning,” Fulbright said. [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 10/30/96]
 
Ad Featured Teacher Who Was Stabbed 63 Times


In 1996, Wallace’s initial ad featured a teacher, Debbie Fulbright, who was the victim of an assault, being stabbed 63 times by a student in 1992. [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 10/30/96]
 
The transcript of the ad: [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 10/27/96]
 
TEACHER: It was a Friday afternoon, bell had rung, everybody had left…
ANNOUNCER: On this particular day her life as a teacher dramatically changed.
TEACHER: Then he started stabbing me 63 times.
ANNOUNCER: Soon after this a bill was introduced that would protect teachers and students from violent crimes.
TEACHER: He told me he was going to kill me.
ANNOUNCER: Liberal State Representative Jim Argue voted against it.
TEACHER: I’m going to vote for Scott Wallace. Teachers and students should feel safe going to school.
 
Tim Griffin


·         Republican candidate Tim Griffin's sorted past of questionable campaign tactics are already coming back to haunt the candidates he's been working for: http://www.palmettoscoop.com/2009/10/16/barrett-paying-thousands-to-shameful-operatives/


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