Conason: Ralph Reed, unpatriotic coward

Joe Conason calls an ad against Senator Max Cleland (D, Georgia) “[a]nti-American, unpatriotic and cowardly”:

Speaking of Osama and Saddam, their images provide the backdrop for what may be the single most nauseating, cynical and un-American political advertisement of the midterm campaign. The ad promotes the candidacy of Saxby Chambliss, the Republican Senate candidate running against Democratic incumbent Max Cleland in Georgia, by suggesting that Cleland, who lost both legs and an arm in Vietnam, lacks the “courage to lead” on defense and national security issues. The idea that either Chambliss or the Georgia GOP chairman responsible for this outrage, Ralph Reed, possess more courage than Cleland is ludicrous and offensive. They are cowards…. That’s right, Ralph. You’re an unpatriotic coward.