...a pox on everyone connected with election advertising.
There are not one but two ads starring male candidates' winsome 20-something daughters, asking the electorate to vote for cardigan-clad "Dad" because he's just so swell.
There's an ad sneering at the candidate's opponent because the opponent used to be a UPS driver. So much for the Cincinnatus-style citizen patriot, I guess...no, we need more lawyers and business tycoons in public office.
And of course we have the nonstop multimedia onslaught of "I know you are, but what am I?" attack ads. (The two cardigan-clad dads, by the way, also run the attack ads, sans winsome daughters...sort of a Good Dad/Bad Dad thing going on there.)
I think the most appropriate punishment for all concerned would be to lock them all in a room filled with television screens and make them watch these things 24/7 until they start going fetal.