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Hernando voters furious with attack on Obama




An advertising circular appearing in 70,000 Hernando County mailboxes features a controversial advertisement simulating a conversation between Osama Bin Laden and three apparent terrorists saying to wait for Obama to take office before attacking next. A McCain-Palin logo appears underneath.

The half-page ad, which appeared in Spring Hill-based the Scene Magazine, is paid for by Concerned Citizens for America. The group does not appear to be registered as a Florida political committee.

A number of Hernando residents are peeved. "I'm from New York and I'm really offended," said Dawn LaDuca, an Obama supporter. "My nephew ran out of those towers. It really pisses me off."

Pat LaGrassa, an independent voter supporting Obama, called the magazine and the U.S. Postal Service to ask that it never get delivered to her mailbox again. Representatives at both said they couldn't do anything about it.

"I told him this is the most disgusting ad I've seen in my life," she said. This is going into homes where there are children seeing this. It's a bunch of garbage."

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:43pm]


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