From NBC's Mark Murray
In the race for Virginia governor, Creigh Deeds (D) is now airing a tough radio ad in Virginia that seizes on Bob McDonnell's (R) 1989 graduate-student thesis at what is now Regent University.
Here's the script...
Female: You startin' to follow this Governor's race in Virginia?
Male: You mean Bob McDonnell and his plans to take us back to the dark ages?
F: That's McDonnell – he opposes a woman's right to choose even in cases of rape and incest.
M: And that Washington Post story about the thesis he wrote at CBN University…
F: …Pat Robertson's Law School ?
M: Yep, it's Bob McDonnell's "blueprint" to implement HIS OWN social agenda...
F: …and he wasn't just a kid when he wrote it -- McDonnell was 34 years old, married, and months away from serving in the legislature.
M: I know, and the really scary part, is the Post said McDonnell has aggressively pursued over 10 proposals from his thesis as a legislator.
F: He said day care is a bad idea because it encourages women to work...no birth control for married adults...and opposed equal pay for women...
M: Those are protections even Fortune 500 companies give their employees.
F: There's just too much at stake...we can't afford to let Bob McDonnell take us back.
CD: I'm Creigh Deeds, candidate for Governor, and my campaign sponsored this ad.