I've blogged in the past about how this campaign season hasn't been especially nasty or negative, despite hype to the contrary.
I take it all back. This smear campaign against Republican gubernatorial candidate Roy Brown in the meat-loving state of Montana is unconscionable:
"I am not and have never been a vegetarian," Brown said. "I am disgusted by the baseless allegation that I am a vegetarian and that my personal eating habits should somehow be construed as opposed to the economic interests of Montana's livestock industry."
Brown explains the source of the rumor to the Billings Gazette: "Brown did say that he and his family temporarily cut back on their consumption of meat and dairy products 25 years ago when they were caring for a dying loved one who couldn't eat those products."