Today, The Gazette did a fair and balanced piece on Mark Udall and Bob Schaffer. They called it "Shift to the middle may not be convincing."
It had a very curious passage in it:
Udall has gone the opposite way on peace issues, says Rebecca Griffn, political director of Peace Action West, which gave him a 100 percent rating in 2003 but just a 45 percent mark last year.
In 2003, he backed a number of pro-peace initiatives that failed, including an attempt to reduce the budget for nuclear-weapons development and an attempt to cut money for Colombian counter-drug activities and increase funding for HIV and AIDS programs. In 2007, even as the war in Iraq grew more unpopular, Udall refused to tie continued funding to a withdrawal date or to cut funds for missile defense.
[ Mark ] Udall, who once supported the creation of a federal Department of Peace, obtained a seat on the House Armed Services Committee in 2005.
"The world changed on 9/11. Colorado changed on 9/11. I changed on 9/11," he said.
Mark Udall's co-sponsorship of the Department of Peace bill didn't take place until after 9/11. He only dropped out as a sponsor after he decided to run for the US Senate.
The quote implies that he became more realistic after 9/11. The opposite is true. Mark Udall lies again. The amazing thing is that Ed Sealover didn't catch the lie, or at least didn't note it.
Mark Udall isn't moving to the middle. His campaign is using the classic propaganda tool. Tell a big lie often enough and people will begin to believe it.