Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

New Kilgore Ads

Has anyone seen the new Kilgore ads?
Here is the link to them. They are showing family members of murder victims and pointing out that Kaine defended the murders to get them off.
It tugs hard at your heart strings. Even so, I think these ads may backfire. We still aren't using Jerry's name, its only attacking Kaine.
I would like to see these ads say, "Jerry Kilgore will make sure these scumbags are executed. His opponent wants to defend people like this, free of charge."


  • At 10/11/2005 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    These ads are what are wrong with politics and democracy in America. Kilgore is trying to eliminate reasonable discourse and discussion with emotional appeals. I'm disgusted.

  • At 10/11/2005 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is the point that Mr. Kaine represented someone accused of a crime, represented an indigent person or that he was able to avoid having his client executed despite the overwhelming advantages that the government has in these cases? Ask Tom Delay,Karl Rove and Scooter Libby if their defense lawyers,which are very well paid I'm sure, deserve being attacked for representing them. Or because they can afford lawyers, are those lawyers more ethical? Kilgore must be desperate.

  • At 10/11/2005 3:57 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    It was the fact he doesn't want these people to get the death penalty.
    He gave his legal services free of charge for that.
    Karl Rove, et al paid their lawyers, very well. Thats the difference.
    When you provide legal services for free, you prove you support what you are doing. When you charge, you are just doing your job.

  • At 10/12/2005 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What you are missing is that this was a court appointed case.
    Kaine didn't choose it, but when the judge directed him to take it, he was then duty bound to do the job.

    For you to say he did it free of charge is again showing that you either don't know what you're talking about or dishonest.

    Which is it?

    Why don't you ask a judge how one would go about refusing to take a case that a judges orders you to represent?

  • At 10/12/2005 11:27 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    The ad says volunteered.
    My understanding is that Kaine volunteered and was not court appointed.

  • At 10/13/2005 1:31 PM, Anonymous pro-life dem said…

    people volunteer to be court appointed. I.e the list of lawyers who do capital defense is relatively small and indeed all volunteer. Many lawyers feel ethically bound to "volunteer" for this list because virtually no capital defendant can afford to pay for representation. The reality is that many attorney's who support capital punishment nonetheless take on capital defense cases because they feel there is a obligation to the system. If attorney's don't take these cases then the system won't work.

    dispariging a criminal defense attorney for court appointed or pro-bono work is pretty low.

  • At 10/14/2005 2:14 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    The question is, was this a court appointed case.
    Has anyone found concrete evidence to prove whether this was in fact a court appointment, or just Kaine volunteering, without being referred by the court?

  • At 11/09/2005 1:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ok, so Kaine just won, but I just saw the ads. I admire Kaine for sticking to his convictions. His anti-death penalty stance is linked to his Christianity. Also, Kaine left HARVARD to go work in Honduras. How selfless is that? Kilgore was my pick, but perhaps Kaine is a great guy who will do things for the right reasons.


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