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!

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.