Alex Massie

Meanwhile, in Virginia...

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As voting gets underway across the United States, have a look at this TV ad from a Congressional race in Virginia. I do wish we had stuff like this in Britain. This has an authentically salty disgust to it that makes it all seem very pleasingly 19th century. You were allowed to go negative back then, of course...

Great pay-off line: "Gerry Connelly. Too Corrupt, Even For Congress."

[Hat-tip David Boaz who points out that Connolly may be on the receiving end of a bum rap here.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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