Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Running or run on?

And the award for the longest first sentence in a poorly-written news release goes to the Paul Bucher for attorney general campaign for this windy wording:

Republican Attorney General Candidate Paul Bucher repeated his call for primary opponent JB Van Hollen to participate in a series of statewide debates so the public can have a vigorous and honest debate on the candidates’ issues and records, after Van Hollen unveiled a new radio advertisement Tuesday that misleads the voters about Van Hollen’s stand on illegal immigration and pumps up his undistinguished record as a federal prosecutor with meaningless sound bites.

The release, issued Tuesday, goes on to quote Bucher:

The public is sick of career politicians who hide behind misleading advertising spots and try to buy their way into office using personal cash and a home loan.

Haven't heard a whole lot of complaining about candidates taking out home loans to fund their own campaigns, but maybe I hang out in the wrong places.

9 comments:

krshorewood said...

Set this to music and you'd have Gilbert and Sullivan.

Imagine having dinner at the Bucher/McBride house.

grumps said...

But, isn't Paul a politician? And, didn't he make a loan to his campaign, too?

Cream City said...

Your commentary cracks me up.

Keep it up, Mwokee Rising! Even when we don't comment, we're reading you daily.

geoff hurtado said...

This is amateurish when comared to folks that really know how to do run-on sentences. I once counted a 143 word run-on sentence in a SEWRPC report. One sentence - one paragraph.

Gretchen Schuldt said...

Yeah, but Geoff, everyone KNOWS our Regional Planning Commission does that so people can't understand what it is saying.

Anonymous said...

My bet is that Jessica McThird Bride wrote it.

bobo said...

i think there is some irony in his blog having an entry titled Lautenschlager's tortured semantics

Marquette4290 said...

I don't see why everyone thinks McBride is Bucher's Third Wife. She is his second wife. He only had one other wife. Stop spreading false rumors.

Marquette4290 said...

And plus, how low is that to dig into Bucher's personal life.