From Thursday night’s Fox News All-Stars.
On negative advertising:
There are two kinds of negative ads, personal and … policy. The policy negative ads are perfectly OK. Yes, of course, corners are cut as in the Boehner ad. I mean, what member of Congress hasn’t taken special interest money? It’s kind of absurd.
But look, advertising is legalized mendacity. When you see an ad in a football game that tells you essentially if you drink the right beer or you drive the right car, you are going to get chicks — nobody sues them on the grounds of false advertising. So everybody understands that. That’s the rules of the game.
I draw the line at personal attacks on family or personal issues which I think are completely out of bounds. And that happens as well. But I think if it’s on policy or how a person has conducted himself in office, absolutely OK.