An audio clip of GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, on the Mike Rosen radio show today opposite plagiarism-tainted opponent Scott McInnis. It would seem that Maes has found his inner bulldog at long last, after polling this weekend showing he leads the race for the first time:
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Transcript after the jump: we’re amazed that McInnis got through this merciless beating without his trademark popping of blood vessels, although we’re not sure how he could have made it any worse even if he had. This kind of pummeling, especially from an opponent who only a few weeks ago was choking on your dust, is about as bad as it gets in this business.
Scott McInnis: The reality of it is when you look at what we’ve said you’ve taken our platform of prosperity and you’ve copied what you’re saying–
Dan Maes: Your platform for prosperity was no better than a roll of toilet paper, Scott, and that’s what I said when it first came out–
McInnis: And then you began to adopt our positions and so–
Maes: Here we go. I haven’t adopted any of your positions. You don’t have positions. You don’t stand for anything. You have no integrity, you have no character. [Pols emphasis] And the three hundred million dollars–the three hundred thousand dollars, did you make the phone call to–
McInnis: Dan let’s go ahead–
Maes: –the Hasans and say you would pay it?
McInnis: Actually yes–
Maes: Did you make the phone call to the Hasans and say you would pay them?
McInnis: Dan, let’s let’s–
Maes: Did you make the phone call to the Hasans personally and say you would reimburse their money, Scott?
McInnis: Dan, let’s talk–
Maes: No, you haven’t. You lied about that on the, on the, debate the other day to immigration. Because I want to talk about integrity. I want to talk about honesty, I want to talk about character, I want to talk about transparency.
McInnis: Tell me when you’re going to let me have my turn. Let’s talk about transparency–
Maes: Well see, that’s why you see me getting a little bit upset is because you dominate the microphone and I’m not going to let you do it anymore. Have you made the phone call–
McInnis: Go ahead and spend the next three minutes on the microphone.
Maes: –to the Hassans and said that you’ll pay them back? Yes or no? Have you personally made the call?
McInnis: Then answer to that, Dan, is yes. The answer here that is more important is that you denied a path to citizenship…