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Licking the Competition

Ann Althouse passes along one of the more bizzare campaign slogans [1]we’ve heard in many a year…

 (“If you like oral sex, vote Caragol for council.”) Just some political slogan in Hialeah, Florida [2], which the Miami Herald informs us is “no laughing matter.” The Miami Herald isn’t going to tell me when to laugh.

“People want to give it a negative interpretation, but anyone who knows me and my way of being knows that I didn’t mean for the comment to degrade or offend anyone,” [Jose “Pepe” Caragol told The Miami Herald.

“My way of being” — I love that. I’m going to use that. Anyone who knows my way of being knows….

Caragol’s opponent, Mercy Dominguez, wants us to know “that as a mother and a woman she finds the phrase offensive.”

Other than a move which could only be labeled as “hey look at me” I have no idea what this guy’s purpose is.  At the very least, he’s got a lot of people talking about him.  I suppose, it could be said that the idea worked, then.  Clearly, he’s not running a “family values” campaign.  Would it be safe to assume that the guy is a Democrat? Ummmm.. yeah.

Hey, wait a minute; speaking of that… isn’t Monica Lewinsky from Hialeah?