Senator Elizabeth Dole’s nasty advertisement is alarming on two levels. First, is the severe misrepresentation of Hagan as well as her on-going defense of the disgusting commercial. Dole is questioning Hagan’s character at a fundamental level, but at the end of the day Dole is demonstrating that it is her character that is questionable by authoring such falsehoods.
Second, by faulting Hagan for attending a fundraiser which was attended and cosponsored by two or three prominent atheists (it was also co-sponsored by others who were not atheists) Dole is indicating that she does not uphold the American Constitution and is akin to the thinking behind the disgraced Joseph McCarthy communist hunts of the late 1950s. The Constitution guarantees for all citizens the right of free association and free speech. Apparently the dishonorable Senator from North Carolina does not believe in those founding principles.