The Campaign Spot

He’ll Be Tougher to Beat Than an Eight-Year-Old Carjacker

My congressman, Jim Moran, has spent many years keeping the people of Alexandria and Arlington, Va., safe from eight-year old carjackers and Jewish conspiracies to push America into war.

He has at least one Republican seeking to replace him in 2010: Matthew Berry, a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge Laurence H. Silberman, and lawyer for the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission.

Sure, he sounds like he’s got useful experience, but is he tough enough to take on the scourge of Viagra ads the way Moran did?

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