Hastert and crew are defending their decisions when faced with actual sexual misconduct while GOP candidates are running ads attacking incumbents who voted to fund the NIH which, in turn, uses a small portion of its grant system to fund sexual health research.
North Carolina candidate Vernon Robinson used an ad to attack the incumbent, Rep Brad Miller, last month and ignited a storm of controversy. Now, Paul Nelson has plagiarized the offending ad for his campaign against Rep Ron Kind in Wisconsin. Nelson's spokeswoman, Sheila Mealey, says the ads are similar. Watch the ads yourself and decide. Then check out the comments at TPM Cafe for the discussion.
Updated: McBride saw a story about the ad. Then she missed the story behind it.