:: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 ::
The OBO's Falling Down On The Job
For truely stupid conservative collegiate political activities, one apparently has to head to the land of the maize and blue.
Republicans on Tuesday distanced themselves from campaign activities that encourage college students to "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" and shoot cardboard cutouts of leading Democrats with a BB gun or paintball gun.The OBO is really falling down here in the field of innovative offensive political activity.
Democratic Chairman Howard Dean said in a letter to his Republican counterpart, Ken Mehlman, on Tuesday that such activities, reportedly put together by a GOP college organizer, "can only be described as divisive, potentially dangerous and discriminatory."
...The events were reported by the University of Michigan newspaper, The Michigan Daily.
The "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" event reportedly allows participants to win prizes for catching others posing as illegal immigrants and a "Fun with Guns" event allows people to shoot cardboard cutouts of top Democrats such as Sens. Hillary Clinton and John Kerry with a BB gun or paintball gun, the newspaper reported.
Dean cited several news reports that college Republicans on other campuses were involved in events like "Catch an Illegal Immigrant.
"As chairman of America's two major political parties, we have a responsibility to elevate the political discourse in America," Dean wrote to Mehlman.
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