Negative Iowa Leaflet Hits Newt and Santorum

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Dec. 16 2011 10:53 AM

Negative Iowa Leaflet Hits Newt and Santorum

THE SKY -- When I went back to my car after yesterday's debate, I found this charming piece of agitprop on the windshield of my hideous rented Ford Fiesta.

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The other side of the flier, more surprisingly, was a similarly-sourced and designed hit on Rick Santorum. The group behind it: Rescue the Perishing, immediately my favorite name for a political group in all of 2011. (Take note, Super PAC machers who keep re-arranging fridge magnets with the words "America" and "freedom" and "future" and "strong" on them.) Based in Ocheyedan, Iowa, the ministry was founded by political consultant Paul Dorr eleven years ago. Any Iowans seen it engaging in other activity like this?

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.