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Over at Tom Leppert's Web site, the mayoral wannabe has just posted a response to Ed Oakley's "Truth"-telling ad -- ya know, the one that makes Leppert look like a jaundiced spastic. Leppert doesn't really attack the attack. Instead, he just says things like, "Negative attack ads won't fight crime, they won't improve our schools, and they certainly won't heal our city." Well, that's certainly very truthy. Negative attack ads also won't give you a massage with a happy ending, improve your expanding figure or get your dope dealer to return a page. But they do fill valueless blog space. --Robert Wilonsky