AEP / Coal

AEP plugs into its own reality

AKRON — “What fun it must have been to write those television ads airing lately for, the front operation for American Electric Power.

No need to worry about the truth. Be as creative, or outrageous, as necessary. Just include a handful of key words — scheme, bailout, deals, unfair and, oh, yeah, cost or destroy ‘thousands of Ohio jobs.’

One of the darkest arts in political campaigns today is seeking to turn an opponent’s strength into a weakness. John Kerry, decorated war veteran? Unleash the Swift Boaters. AEP has something more galling in mind: morph its glaring weakness into an advantage.”

— editorial, Akron Beacon Journal

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