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Old 09-18-10, 10:08 AM
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Great moments in political campaigning

This seems like a really, really, really bad idea:

NY GOP gubernatorial nominee gets trashy in new voter push
By Holly Bailey

Fresh off his primary win, New York GOP gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino has come up with an unusual idea on how to win votes this fall: He's sending 200,000 New Yorkers a flier that smells like garbage. Seriously.

As the Associated Press reports, the Paladino flier is trying to make a point about corruption scandals that have dominated the state capital. "Something STINKS in Albany," the flier reads. It features photos of seven state Democrats six of whom have been investigated over various scandals in the past four years. It does not include a photo of Andrew Cuomo, Paladino's Democratic opponent, who is heavily favored to win in November.

Of course, Paladino's campaign was not content with just sending the message that Albany stinks. The flier is actually scented with the odor of "landfill," according to a Paladino spokesman, who helpfully notes the smell will get worse the longer it is exposed.

No word on how much Paladino is spending to stink up mailboxes or what even goes into perfecting the synthetic aroma of "landfill."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...new-voter-push

Yeah, I want to vote for the guy who made my mailbox smell like a landfill. Thanks, dude.
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Old 09-18-10, 11:04 AM
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How would describe the odor coming from Albany?
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Old 09-18-10, 03:36 PM
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And mail carriers all over the area are thrilled
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Old 09-18-10, 03:43 PM
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Uh, if the worst thing about something Paladino sends you is that it smells bad, count yourself lucky.
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The Obama flyer I received smelled like roses. They said it was to celebrate passing a gas bill, and this is what it smells like when Obama passes gas. He's amazing!
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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
This seems like a really, really, really bad idea:



http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...new-voter-push

Yeah, I want to vote for the guy who made my mailbox smell like a landfill. Thanks, dude.
Yet there was someone at a meeting who suddenly got wide-eyed and said, "I'VE GOT IT!!! Garbage scented post cards" and then quitely put his index fingers on his chin.

That's good stuff.
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Let's see....Paladino...and it smells like a landfill. I wonder how they're going to get the smeall on the flier? Oh yeah, they're just going to have this guinea lick the stamps.
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Let's see....Paladino...and it smells like a landfill. I wonder how they're going to get the smeall on the flier? Oh yeah, they're just going to have this guinea lick the stamps.
Wow... really?
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