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trying to be somewhat creative in the face of a seemingly overwhelming lack of anything else to blog about.

Yes, these ads. By now I’m sure most of you have heard about the Federal Conservatives attack ad’s aimed at Federal Liberal leader Stephane Dion which are to be broadcast during next weeks SuperBowl.

To be clear, I’m not a fan of political attack ads, but that doesn’t mean I won’t give the Harper Tories credit for starting their anti-Dion campaign early. None of the major parties own the highground when it comes to negative attack ads, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that the Tories are running a pre-election Blitzkrieg on Dion’s leadership abilities.

The Paul Martin’s Federal Liberals ran negative ads in the past two elections and it looks like the Tories are trying to do the same thing to Dion that the Chretien Liberals did to Stockwell Day in 2000 (Anyone remember the Reform Alliance and their hidden agenda?).

Whether the ads will be effective or is anot nother issue. They’re not the fanciest or even the damning attack ads I’ve seen, so It should be interesting to see the reaction that Canadian football fans give when they see the ads next weekend.

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