Toomey Cashes In On City Paper Cover Image Complaint

Philadelphia City Paper had the idea this week to combine Sunday's Halloween with Tuesday's general election, putting on the cover of the latest issue an image of Former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey as a zombie.  It's fair to say the publication does not support the Republican's race for the U.S. Senate against U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak.

Toomey was so offended that he decided to send the image to everyone on his campaign e-mail list this morning.  Oh and he asked for money too -- $40,000 -- to combat this sort of thing.  Here's what the Toomey e-mail said:

The offending City Paper cover

"It's true that most folks wouldn't use this newspaper to line their pet's cage, but here in Southeast PA, it's on every street corner.There are 4 days to go until Election Day. Help us raise $40,000 today to combat these kind of attacks - front page attacks!"

PhillyClout went to City Paper's web site to fetch this link to their Toomey story.  Guess what we saw on the right side of the web site -- a Pat Toomey campaign ad.  Can't make this stuff up.