Not that there’s anything wrong with that
HELENA, Mont. — Republican Mike Taylor dropped out of the Senate race against Democratic Sen. Max Baucus on Thursday, with his campaign complaining a Democratic ad portrayed him as a crook and a gay hairdresser.
Taylor, who was trailing Baucus badly in the polls, said the ad amounted to assassination of character.
The announcement comes less than a week after Democrats began airing the TV ad accusing Taylor of a scam involving student loan money when he ran a beauty school in Colorado. The ad includes videotape of Taylor from the 1980s in which he is wearing an open-front shirt and gold chains while massaging a man’s face.
Campaign spokesman Bowen Greenwood said Taylor, a married father of two, believes the ad is an attempt by Democrats to portray him as a homosexual.
I thought they were just trying to portray him as having really really bad taste, even by Montana standards.