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Posts published in “Day: April 14, 2010”

And now . . . the ad parade

In Oregon and Idaho we're approaching the mark of one month before the May primary election, so time has arrived for heavy-duty video cycles.

Herewith, a few quick thoughts on some of the ads emerging. Overall impression: You might have expected more overt negativity in this season, but these are basically run-positive ads. Of course, that may be in part because they're introductory.

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A distinctive threat

Just this from a lead paragraph on an Astorian story, datelined Long Beach, but quite a breath-taker:

"A Peninsula hotel manager offered Pacific County an ultimatum Tuesday night: If he didn't get his way on preventing pesticide spraying at his property he would sell it to the Aryan Nations for a new Northwest headquarters."

UPDATE More on this from the Longview Daily News. The dispute actually has to do with, oddly enough, herbicide spraying on oyster beds.