Wednesday, June 13, 2007

SWACsters and Sayre go down in flames

Waldo Jaquith, a politically astute Charlottesville blogger, has a nice post up about a primary race that was painfully near his neck of the woods. It’s well worth reading because it nicely illustrates how, even in politics, sometimes mean-spirited lowbrows get exactly what they deserve. It happened yesterday in the 24th Senate district.

The race pitted two Republicans against one another in a contest that was particularly marked by its mudslinging from a extremist faction -- some of them anonymous bloggers who’ve recently been outed -- trying to unseat an incumbent.

“If you’re going to try to kill the king, you’d better not fail.

“Last night, a band of extremist Republicans failed. After spending months trying to oust the far-right Sen. Emmett Hanger with the even farther-right Scott Sayre, they were defeated at the polls...”

Click here to read, “Sen. Hanger defeats Sayre in primary.”

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