The smear campaign fiasco isn't a reason to go all goody-two-shoes on the public just get more sophisticated in attacks - use inuendo & employ a clebrity mag editor for knowing how to walk the line between a legal half-truth & damaging lie.
-- Kevin Hollingsworth, in the comments here.
"Just do it better next time", the mantra of lefties everywhere.
Update: Apparently, the ends justify the means:
If most people had the capacity for independant thought politics wouldn't be a swamp. This is simply because the populace would be engaged in the process rather than thowing turnips from the sidelines. Since it is a swamp you've got to play by the conditions found in that environment. No one needs to be a sheeple - all are free choose in a democracy, even if it is a dodgy democracy.
Even better, it's not Labour's fault that the Red Rag was being initiated, it's the voters' fault!