It's not a far stretch to go from "that one" and "palling around with terrorists" to here:
I never thought I'd see another campaign that descended into something as nasty and bitter as Kerry Healey's in '06. I should have known better. With Republican campaign operatives, desperate times call for desperate measures. The wall's getting thumped with everything, what the Karl-Rove types don't realize is that in these economic times nothing is going to stick. Meanwhile, with this fear mongering and hatred, Republicans on the national level are digging themselves a deeper hole that it will take years to get out of. Unlike McCain, at least Bob Dole had the dignity to go down with honor.