Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), whose Senate campaign in the Republican primary against Sen. John McCain has come under scrutiny due to his 2007 appearance in a questionable infomercial for "free money" from government grants, is standing by his involvement in the ad -- and saying "buyer beware."
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In a live video webcast last night, Hayworth discussed the matter. "It is similar in many ways to my days in broadcasting, when we would have advertising clients, who would pay for a live endorsement," said Hayworth, in a clip that has been distributed by the McCain campaign. "I always say about any product or service, one of the staples I learned growing up is caveat emptor, 'buyer beware.' I think that is a given in any commercial endeavor - I would certainly hope in this one. But yeah, I'm a broadcaster, and yeah, I appeared in this, and yes, it was a job. And that's that."
That would be a fun slogan for a Senate campaign: "Buyer Beware."