In southern Ohio, opponents of the bill have created a blowback effect by airing an ad targeting Rep. Steve Driehaus to stand firm as a "no" vote on the legislation. The ad prominently featured the congressman’s young daughters, in violation of the unwritten law that forbids dragging lawmakers' family members – most especially their underage children – into the fray.
Once Driehaus took note of the ad, and told a reporter from the Cincinnati Enquirer that its content was “outrageous,” the group trying to stymie the bill, the Washington-based Committee to Rethink Reform, issued an apology.
"Politicians' children should not be involved in public political debates and we deeply regret this mistake," it said. A spokeswoman said the group had also offered a direct apology to Driehaus.
Answer by whiteroses82 at 9:48 PM on Mar. 18, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Mar. 18, 2010
Someone would be spitting out teeth if they put my child in a political attack ad..or any other kind of ad without my consent!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:36 PM on Mar. 18, 2010
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Answer by 29again at 7:51 PM on Mar. 18, 2010
Yeah...apparently libs thought it was hysterical when Palin's youngest son was attacked REPEATEDLY, and then so were her daughters!!!
I dont know any! What political ads were shown using her kids? Letterman is not a politician
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