Defining GOP deviance down.
Back in the good old days, when right-wing candidates wanted to tell voters that the libruls were going to take away their crucifixes or legislate compulsory race-mixing or make gay sex instruction a mandatory part of the high school phys.ed. curriculum, they'd push it under the radar with push-polls from some shark like Tom Synhorst.
No more pussyfooting around, though.
According to this Associated Press story, the RNC is sending mailings to West Virginia voters that claim that the Dems will ban the bible and legalize gay marriage if they get elected -- presumably they'll both be included in one omnibus bill (that's a little parliamentary humor there.)
I keep hearing from the direction of the Bush campaign that one of their big fears is that some Democratic 527 will put together an ad based on Kitty Kelley's Bush abortion claims and run it in West Virginia. Given the voters Bush-Cheney '04 is banking on in the state, they know that could be very damaging.
When you see stuff like this, from the RNC no less, it's hard to see why they shouldn't.