October 22, 2010 3:47 AM

Commentary: Our election ads are scaring the Martians

Pity the poor Martians orbiting our planet who get all their civics lessons from campaign ads. They must think we're one savage species. Two weeks from Election Day, TV is crackling with political attacks. Their purpose is to introduce you to the candidates and inform you of the issues. They go like this: A devious moron is running against me whose imbecility is thicker than livermush. A single vote cast that way will lead to chaos, pestilence and warts.

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