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Sunday, July 25, 2004

"Coors Light on Facts"

A Sunday WaPo article notes Pete Coors is having trouble in the Colorado Senate race. Not only is Coors the company emphasizing that they differ with Coors the candidate on issues of gay rights, but also Pete Coors has come under more general criticism for being plain dumb.

The beer baron has come across as ill-informed and unprepared on national issues. "Coors light on facts," declared a Denver Post headline after one campaign appearance.

In his TV ads, Coors calls for more federal tax cuts and a balanced federal budget. Asked how he would reconcile those two goals, he replied: "That's probably a fair question, but I just don't have an answer for you."

In a debate, the wily Schaffer demanded to know whether Coors agreed with Paul Martin on U.S.-Canadian trade. Coors fell right into the trap. "I'm not sure I know who Paul Martin is," he said warily. Schaffer pounced: "A U.S. senator needs to know who the prime minister of Canada is."

Great candidate pick, Colorado GOP. Amazingly, the seat is now a likely Democratic pick-up.