Pursuing the Francophobic Vote

As runoff day draws night in GA, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Jim Galloway has one more example of the atmosphere of more-conservative-than-thou hysteria that has infected the GOP Senate contest like the whooping cough. Examining a Jack Kingston mailer’s indictment of David Perdue, Galloway notes one especially lurid charge:

The accusatory line is: “Investor in a French bank that did business with terrorists.” Take your pick as to which half of that sentence should scare you.

A hint is in the accompanying illustration, which over the legend “French Investments” exhibits a drawing of the Eiffel Tower.

Zut alors!

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.