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Best Half-Assed Smear Mailer 

The LGBT Association

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It wouldn’t be an election cycle in South Carolina — or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter — without a few smears. In Charleston, the most egregious smear we were made aware of was, oddly enough, not technically a smear. The folks at the LGBT Association sent out a pro-LGBT mailer featuring mayoral candidate Ginny Deerin, urging voters to cast their ballots in favor of Ginny because, one, she supports same-sex marriage and, two, she’s gay. While that sort of attack was expected — Deerin didn’t exactly hide her sexuality — the image of Ginny wearing a white blouse and khaki pants with angel wings on her back left us scratching our heads. Why did the LGBT Association grab this photo, and what did they think it was going to accomplish? In the end, the damn thing was as perplexing as the ending to 2001: A Space Odyssey. —Chris Haire

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