Congressmen Giffords and Mitchell have voted to condemn the now imfamous Move.On ad attacking General Petraeus. That's a classic Washington move; keep the money but condemn the contributor. Giffords accepted at least $5,000 in cash from Move.On and Mitchell received over $146,000 in independent expenditures from the organization.
Come on guys, you were for Move.On before you were against them. Now you can tell the Net Roots that you accepted their support and you can tell your District that you voted to condemn them. You can only have it both ways for so long. It's time to give the Move.On money to your favorite local charity and say that you will no longer accept Move.On's money.
(In the much more obscure Committee vote, Giffords voted not to allow the condemnation motion to go to the floor of the House. Then she voted for it when it reached the floor. So, I guess, she was for Move.on twice before she was against them.)
BTW, the New York Times now admits that the Petreaus ad violated its own advertising standards. The paper does not accept advertisements that contain personal attacks on individual people. Meanwhile the paper is finally conceding that Move.On was charged half the price that it should have paid.
The image on the left is the original ad over overlaid with a response from Congressman John Shadegg.