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Signs of the times

We’ve noticed a rise of fake Twitter accounts recently that, perhaps better than most, signify how juvenile the race between Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran has become. Seemingly not satisfied with parodies of the candidates themselves, we have now reached the point where specific parts of the candidate’s anatomies are being personified.

Twitter accounts now exist for Todd Tiahrt’s hair and Jerry Moran’s forehead.

Granted, neither hair nor foreheads can address issues that actually affect everyday Kansans, like a rising federal deficit, rural sustainability, an encroaching bureaucracy or anything else that, you know, matters. But why get into all that when more anonymous, immature jabs can be tossed out? That’s what’s really important.



2 thoughts on “Signs of the times

  1. Yes. And to make it worse, Jerry Moran’s forehead was misquoted and Todd Tiahrt’s hair was taken out of context.

    Posted by backroadsnewsroom | July 7, 2010, 11:03 pm
  2. This is ridiculous.

    BUT I will point out that Jerry spoke to those point very well and intelligently in the debate on Monday, without what looked like copious amounts of notes in front of Tiahrt. I guess when you are telling the truth there is less to remember.

    Posted by kansas4ever | July 8, 2010, 10:13 am

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