J.D. Hayworth Apologizes For Shilling For Free Government Money
“I should not have made the ad. It was a mistake. I believed, as did former Congressman J.C.Watts, this to be a reputable firm, but I did not completely check out the organization,” Hayworth said in a statement released late Thursday. He also added: “I hope voters will look past a video presentation made three years ago and instead look at the issues confronting us in 2010.”
This is a change from what Hayworth said a few days ago, when he defended doing the ad.
On Monday, Hayworth had said: “I always say about any product or service, one of the staples I learned growing up is caveat emptor, ‘buyer beware.’ I think that is a given in any commercial endeavor – I would certainly hope in this one. But yeah, I’m a broadcaster, and yeah, I appeared in this, and yes, it was a job. And that’s that.”
TPM has a highlight reel from the infomercial.
The biggest problem may not be that he did an infomercial, it’s that the message is the opposite of what you would expect a tea party candidate to put forth. It’s not quite the position you want to hear from someone running to the right of John McCain. Free government money? Government? Money? Free? You mean the government is good?Click here for reuse options!
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