Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Supreme Version Of The Clean Campaign Pledge

Here's hoping I'm wrong, but the one-sentence collegiality pledge approved by the Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes me as being about as valuable as the countless "clean campaign" pledges candidates for public office have made over the years. Which is to say roughly a thimble full of spit.

Those candidate pledges have come in various forms and sizes, but they all basically boil down to this:

I pledge to run a clean campaign (unless any opponent shows the slightest sign of doing otherwise, or I am running behind in the polls, in which case I will reduce the bastard to rubble).

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