Two wars, rampant unemployment, environmental disasters, and a still faltering economy are important issues, no doubt, but American politicos have their own agendas these days.


"Who needs to fight about race when you can fight about gender?" Brian Montopoli writes for CBS News.

Jane Norton, who is facing off against Ken Buck in the GOP Senate primary in Colorado, has released an ad spotlighting Buck's comment that people should vote for him because he does not "wear high heels."

"Why should you vote for me? Because I do not wear high heels," Buck is shown saying in the spot, in comments he made last week. "I have cowboy boots. They have real bullsh** on them."

Says a narrator: "Now Ken Buck wants to go to Washington? He'd fit right in."

"In a statement trumpeting the fact that the ad is going "viral," Norton campaign spokesman Cinamon Watson said, "Ken is going to have to use all of his best lawyer-speak to explain this really stupid statement." Watson went on to argue that the comment could have a significant impact on the race.

Norton's ad can be viewed at the CBS News link.

Buck was apparently upset about an earlier Norton ad that he believes went too far. Jane Norton's ad slammed Buck for allowing 527 groups to attack her instead of doing it himself.

This video was uploaded to YouTube, July 21, 2010.