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08 October 2010

Remember: The Politics of Personal Destruction Cuts Both Ways

This year's election is shaping up to be more about the personal life of candidates than it is about the issues facing Georgia today.

From the quest of a Democratic Party activist to unseal the divorce records of a congressional hopeful to a 10-year-old arrest record of a state House candidate, Georgia politics has turned real nasty and real mean.

In the newspapers and on TV, Georgians aren't hearing about the issues of jobs, education and transportation. No one's talking about that. It's all the politics of personal destruction.

That's fine, but political operatives and activists better not cry foul when the candidate they support becomes the focus of sleezy tabloid journalism that has nothing to do with the issues that matter.

Remember, the politics of personal destruction cuts both ways.