Dear Liddy: Enough.
Garrison v Lousiana -- "calculated falsehood" -- is cited.
I take a very broad view of free speech, but even to the extent the cease and desist letter is a stunt it makes sense to call attention to Dole's descent.
What a sad chapter in Elizabeth Dole's public life. May it be the last one.
UPDATE: Carter Wrenn says, If Kay Hagan does an ad, puts it on TV, looks Elizabeth Dole in the eye and says, Elizabeth, that’s not my voice, I never said that, your ad's false – Dole’s ad backfires.
Here’s a worse scenario: What if Jim Hunt makes that ad? What if former Governor Jim Hunt looks into the camera and says, I’ve known Kay Hagan ten years; she’s an elder in her church and a Sunday school teacher, and Elizabeth Dole, your ad crosses the line of decency and fair play. You owe Kay Hagan an apology.
My guess is the next sound you may hear will be the roof falling in on Liddy Dole.
And Pearce looks at some NC campaign lawsuits.