If You Vote For My Opponent, Puppies Will Die

This may qualify as one of the more over-the-top political ads I’ve seen in awhile. It comes from the Illinois Governor’s race, and concerns allegations that Governor Pat Quinn is making regarding a bill supported by his opponent that dealt with animal euthanasia.

First, just watch the ad:

Politifact notes, however, that Quinn’s ad is, at best, half true:

Quinn’s stark ad is right that the bill was sponsored two days after the primary but it incorrectly suggests that it was Brady’s first act after winning. Quinn is close on the substance of what the bill would have done. But the ad oversteps somewhat in suggesting that the bill would have required mass euthanizations, rather than just allowing them, and it glosses over the fact that Brady dropped his sponsorship and that the bill has been moot for most of this year. On balance, we rate the claim Half True.

Half-true, but on the “makes little girls cry” scale, it hits a home run.

H/T: Reason

Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.