Saturday, September 13, 2008

Probably the worst campaign ad I've seen so far this year

Elizabeth Dole is running for re-election for the senate from North Carolina. It's in election years when Dole re-discovers her North Carolina accent. But this -- against opponent Kay Hagan -- is terrible. Contrary to the ad, nobody calls Hagan "fibber Kay." Actually, no one under the age of 70 uses the term "fibber." Which is precisely the audience this is designed for: old people. I'm just surprised there's no statement on the ad that "no animals were harmed during the filming of this ad."

And saying Dole is one of the "10 most admired women in the world"? Please. It's embarrassing. But as Mark Twain noted, America has but one native criminal class, that's the US Congress. And as he further noted, man is the only animal who blushes, or needs to. But members of congress are not noted for blushing.

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