Hey – Does This Violate The People’s Pledge? (IV)

(Another in a series of posts from the headscratching staff)

Politico’s Morning Score says they had it first:

FIRST IN SCORE – MASSACHUSETTS REPUBLICANS HIT WARREN ON TAXES: The state Republican Party is releasing a new web video that hits Democrat Elizabeth Warren for refusing to answer whether or not she voluntarily pays the higher 5.85% tax rate offered as an option to Massachusetts taxpayers who believe they should pay more in taxes. “Professor Warren is the nation’s preeminent advocate for higher taxes,” said Alleigh Marre, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Republican Party. “But she refuses to say if she practices what she preaches by taking advantage of the unusual opportunity afforded by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for people who believe they should pay more in taxes. It’s time to answer the question, Professor Warren.”

The video:

 

The hardworking staff has no idea whether this web video violates the vaunted People’s Pledge between Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-I Like Women, It’s Just My Votes That Don’t) and his presumptive opponent Elizabeth Warren.

But we do have a suggestion.

There should be a Makeup Video Rider to the People’s Pledge.

In this case, Brown should have to produce and post on the Internet a :30 video that begins:

I’m Scott Brown, and I disapprove that message.

He should then have to spend the next :25 defending Elizabeth Warren.

Call it the People’s Sledge(hammer).

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3 Responses to Hey – Does This Violate The People’s Pledge? (IV)

  1. “The hardworking staff has no idea whether this web video violates the vaunted People’s Pledge…”

    Why not? Can’t you just read the pledge and make a judgment yea or nay? Work Harder! 🙂

    Web ad buys from “outside organizations” (and that includes the parties) count against the pledge. But does this ad just appear on the page, and not get placed anywhere? If the party hasn’t bought any appearances for the ad, they haven’t spent any money (except for production), so the amount Brown might need to contribute is very small.

  2. Pingback: Hey – Does This Violate The People’s Pledge? (V) | Campaign Outsider

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