Dodger Donovan

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:36 PM

Democratic AG candidate Eric Schneiderman spoofs his rival. (Eric Schneiderman's campaign)

Down-ballot candidates seeking media attention have their work cut out for themselves, thanks to the high-minded discourse at the top of the ticket.

But Democratic attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman is making a valiant effort. He posted an image of his Republican opponent, on hisFaceBook page, calling him "Dodger Dan Donovan."

Schneiderman claims Donovan is evading important issues, such as denouncing the controversial emails sent by his fellow Republican, Carl Paladino, and declining to say whether he thinks Paladino's opposition to abortion for rape or incest victims is "extreme," as critics have said.


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Comments [2]


JUST say NO to the Democ"RAT"ic Cover Up Gangof Schumer, Cuomo, DiNapoli, and the "WATACHDOG AG" Eric Schneiderman Ruff RuffBefore there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ Machiavelli

Oct. 01 2010 06:46 AM

Well, not that attacks are very helpful, and this spoof seems slightly silly, but not nearly as ridiculous as Donovan's attack website on Schneiderman, which basically just tries to prove that since Eric has been in government for 12 years (as a champion of reform from day one), that he is somehow unworthy of being AG.Plus, Donovan's ridiculous stances are just one slight step less extreme than Paladino (against the interests of 95% of the state), so bringing those into light is good. I wish the campaign could be entirely substantive, but the big Republican Tea Party $ always goes on the attack first, and then progressives have to find a way to respond. At least Schneiderman isn't afraid to counterpunch.The Republican Tea Partiers are SCARY people! Please get out the vote for progressives and protect basic rights!

Sep. 30 2010 11:30 PM

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