- "Kilgore’s ads that portrayed Kaine as a left-thinking liberal who drives Virginia roads with his right signal light blinking as he banks sharp left turns.
"Tim Kaine’s latest attack demonstrates he lacks the leadership and demeanor to be governor of Virginia," Tim Murtaugh said. "His latest attack shows both his regional prejudice and his duplicity.
"While he implicitly denigrates the way millions of Virginians talk, he is simultaneously running different ads that, on the one hand, use a slick announcer to attack Jerry Kilgore, and on the other, criticize Kilgore for using announcers.
"The message is clear: If you have an accent of any kind, Tim Kaine will make fun of you."
It concludes with:
Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia professor and political analyst, seems to side with the state’s native son.
"There is a prejudice about it," he told the Richmond Times Dispatch. "The implication of the accent, as it hits the ear of supposedly sophisticated suburbanites, is that it belongs to a country hick."