Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Foley Scandal Debuts in Campaign Ads

The sex scandal involving Republican Representative Mark Foley has now appeared in a Democratic campaign ad. The ad is being run by Patty Wetterling, who faces Republican Michele Bachmann in Minnesota's 6th congressional district. Bachmann is an extremist candidate who believes creationism should be taught in public schools.

Wetterling's son was abducted in 1989. From Wikipedia:

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and later moved to St. Joseph, Minnesota, where she raised four children with her husband Jerry. On October 22, 1989, their son Jacob Wetterling, then 11 years old, was abducted at gunpoint by a masked man. An extensive search was carried out, but Jacob and the abductor have not yet been found. Four months after the abduction, the Wetterlings founded the Jacob Wetterling Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education about child safety.

Is it time for Ann Coulter to have another "we can't respond" moment?

Video at Patty Wetterling's website (0:30)

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