Someone sent me a link the other day to a new website discussing 10th District Congressman Mark Kirk. It's not very flattering, to say the least. It's called wherewasmarkkirk.com, and is proudly offered by the 10th Congressional District Democrats, led by former State Rep. and former Mark Kirk opponent Lauren Beth Gash. As is typical for the Dems, there's not much here at all about Mark Kirk's actual record. Rather, it's simply a laundry list of everything the Dems think is wrong with America, and asks why Mark Kirk hasn't ridden in on a white horse and waived a magic wand to fix everything (you know, like Barack Obama says he will do).
So, not to be outdone, we've created a new adjunct blog we call the Real Deal Seals, dedicated to debunking claims by 9th District resident and 10th District candidate Dan Seals. Visit it here.
Unlike the 10th Dems, though, we'll take a look at Seals' actual statements, positions and half-truths/exaggerations/lies. The voters of the 10th District can then decide whom to vote for (except for Dan - he can't vote for himself. It's a little thing called residency).
We're just getting it off the ground, so the main page is mostly information about Seals that TA regulars already know well, such as Seals' lies and exaggerations about his former position at GE Commerical Finance, his claim to be a Northwestern "professor," and his claim to have taught "thousands" of students in Japan. Also, we look at his campaign finances, his failed gas stunt, and other issues. Coming up, we will add more in-depth looks at his positions on Iraq, health care, Israel, taxes and that sort of stuff.
Stay tuned for more.