In his Bremerton Beat blog, Steven Gardner equably suggests: Look and decide for yourself.
The context: Democratic state Representative William “Ike” Eickmeyer was challenged this year by Republican Randy Neatherlin. Eickmeyer wound up winning in the Kitsap-Mason County based district with 60.9%. Near the end of the campaign, Washington State Democrats mailed a flyer with a picture of Neatherlin that looked a lot like the Republican’s official portrait photo. But not exactly alike.
Watch Gardner’s video and gauge your reaction.
Our reaction: The brows were shifted down, giving Neatherlin an almost demonic look.
The upcoming photoshopping of candidates? Don’t be surprised.
And look for something else we’ve not seen before: Analysis by way of YouTube, which Gardner did here quite effectively.
(And a hat tip here to the pointer, from David Postman’s Seattle Times blog. Which pre-empted the logical headline: “Low brow campaigning in Kitsap County?”)Share on Facebook