Some NDP supporters like to pretend their party is different from other parties, more principled, less sleazy. Those of us who've seen how low the NDP will go know better. They'll even stoop as low to attack an opponent's artistic freedom in order to get a few more votes as they did in the 2001 Beaches by-election in Ontario.
Two incidents this week - NDP MP Irene Mathyssen smearing Tory MP James Moore as well as deputy NDP Leader Libby Davies' public admission regarding their attacks on Abbotsford Liberal candidate David Oliver in 2006 - should remind all that when it comes to playing dirty, these folks don't have anything to learn from Liberals or Tories.
Liberal Ralph Goodale said it best here:
"The NDP have this sanctimonious air that they like to put on ... but the fact of the matter is what they've engaged in here has been a kind of political bottom-feeding."