The attempts by Reps. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, and Jerry Moran, R-Hays, to out-conservative each other have gotten so silly that it has inspired a satirical advertisement (as well as a Richard Crowson cartoon). Here's an excerpt of a fake Moran campaign ad published on an anti-Tiahrt website: "Todd Tiahrt has lied about me. He said I've worked with politicians of the other party to get things done about jobs and health care. That's a lie. I have blocked every attempt at Obama's attempt to fix the economy. Tiahrt accused me of caring about poor people, especially children, over the need for health care. Wrong again. I've supported the rights of insurance companies 100 percent of the time. Tiahrt accused me of concern over the environment. I've supported some of the dirtiest air and water in the country."
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