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Guilt by association

Mr. Smart Bombs notes that guilt by association is a rather blunt tool with which to strike a political foe.

A current example is Shelly Short, a 7th Legislative District candidate. Allegations have been leveled against her husband. If true, should that matter to voters? Or is it different when it's a spouse?

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