In the realm of meaningless political trivia, backhanded compliments, and dirty tricks we note Andy Hedden-Nicely sent a letter to KTVB Channel 7 with glowing compliments about the congressional debate the station lured away from Public Television.
United Party candidate Hedden-Nicely tossed out a zinger asking why Bill Sali was allowed to stand on a box. “Isn’t that a type of deception to viewers.”
Republican Sali, and Dem Larry Grant are after the seat being vacated by Butch Otter with Heddon-Nicely and his United Party viewed by some as splitting voters away from Grant.
Heddon-Nicely’s little revelation prompts the GUARDIAN to ponder some questions:
–Was there a “behind the podium” deal struck by Sali and Seven?
–Did KTVB provide a “platform for Sali”?
–Were his opponents forced to “look up” to him even though they “look down” on him?
–Was the “level playing field” tilted about 6 inches?
–Did Sali “step up” to the challenge?
–Did Sali get a “soap box” not offered to his opponents?
–Are all men “created equal” for TV?
–Did the step preclude the opponents from “lowering themselves” to the debate?
–Was Sali a “step up” on his competition?
–Does this “ramp up” the rhetoric?
Not likely we will hear much from Channel 7 on the platform issue, but you can see the performances on their Cable One station 24/7. It will run in rotation with the rest of the debates.
We have never met Sali, but given what Hedden-Nicely says, he is apparently a short guy.
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