By The Raleigh Telegram
RALEIGH – In this edition of the Telegram’s Political Notebook column, we look at photos from a Presidential watergun battle, a controversial video released by candidate John Tedesco, Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to North Carolina, and goats versus dogs in campaign videos.
GOATS VERSUS DOGS:
You know that politics is getting down to brass tacks when the candidates are arguing over what animals appear in campaign commercials. Democrat Congressman Paul Kissell criticized Republican front runner and challenger Richard Hudson for using his dog in a campaign commercial, calling the animal a “prop.” However, Hudson’s campaign notes that Hudson is not the only candidate using animals to promote his campaign, as Kissell himself used a farm animal in a previous commercial. “Kissell’s hypocrisy was exposed when Hudson reminded voters that Kissell famously campaigned with a goat in 2006,” said Hudson’s campaign in a press release this week.
Vice President Joe Biden released some photos through his Twitter account showing himself and President Barack OBama engaging in a watergun fight. Predictably, the photos circulated around the web pretty quickly. It’s at least nice to know that even the leaders of the free world can still play with kids toys, which happens around our newspaper office pretty frequently, although we typically do not have to work about running the country.
Billionaire real estate mogul and former Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be coming to North Carolina later this year. “The Donald” as he is called will be speaking at the North Carolina GOP Convention in Greensboro where he will give the keynote address at 7pm on June 1st.
It seems that a video made by former Wake County School Board member John Tedesco has made the news. Tedesco, who is running for the position of North Carolina School Superintendent, released a video that showed some headlines from the News & Observer saying that “Tedesco’s The One.” Watching the video, it looks like the newspaper is endorsing Tedesco, but as the newspaper pointed out in a recent article, that assumption would be wrong as the editorial being quoted was actually critical of Tedesco. In the video, there were other quotes floating around praising Tedesco, but they weren’t actually attributed to sources. ::