Campaign Families

151230-candidate-childrenPoliticians love to drag their families into campaign ads. They also love to complain if anyone comments on the wife and kids. Ted Cruz did it last week.

This campaign ad showed the cute Cruz kids sarcastically reading about the Grinch who stole Hillary’s emails.

A candidate’s kids can be used against his/her enemies but not the other way around. It can be aggravating but the general rule is lay to off the kids.

The aggravation was too much for Ann Telnase so she blasted Cruz with this cartoon depicting him as an organ grinder with his daughters as monkeys. Cruz went ballistic. Ann’s editor, Fred Hyat, pulled the cartoon from the Washington Post’s website.

Enter Hillary, complaining that Donald Trump is sexist while announcing that she is launching husband Bill into the campaign to take him on.

By the way, a 1983 cartoon, portraying Jerry Falwells’s mother in a somewhat worse light than organ grinder monkey, became a Supreme Court precedent for press freedom.






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