National Lampoon’s Illinois Vacation
Demrat Governor Not Blago releases the first doggy-snuff video of the 2010 campaign season against Repug opponent Bill Brady, providing us a fresh excuse to revive our once-banned 2008 Swampsow graphic.
The bill in question would have amended a 2009 Illinois law that effectively banned gas euthanizations by shelters, by imposing requirements — particularly against mass dispatches — that made chambers too impractical to use. The bill would have permitted group gassing again, but under vague rules that may or may not be considered loopholes.
On balance, Politifact scores the ad Half True:
Quinn is close on the substance of what the bill would have done. But the ad oversteps somewhat in suggesting that the bill would have required mass euthanizations, rather than just allowing them, and it glosses over the fact that Brady dropped his sponsorship and that the bill has been moot for most of this year.
We apologize for marring the spectacle with details, but really, we had to know what this one was about.