The National Republican Senatorial Committee has pulled an ad showing real West Virginia guys complaining about West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D). The problem is that the real guys were not only actors but actors from Philadelphia. The ad makers told the talent agency that “We are going for a ‘Hicky’ Blue Collar look.”
They also submitted “Clothing Suggestions” to include jeans, work boots, flannel shirt, denim shirt, “Dickie’s type jacket with t-shirt underneath,” down-filled vest, “John Deer [sic] hats (not brand new, preferably beat up),” “trucker hats (not brand new, preferably beat up).” That is precisely what was shown to convince people to vote for Republican businessman John Raese. This may be why Raese is pronounced “racy.”
Things are getting ugly (well even more ugly) out there. Nevada Senatorial Candidate Angle has aired an ad saying that the Majority Leader Harry Reid supported giving sex offenders free Viagra. Not quite. This was a poison pill amendment by Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma entitled “No Erectile Dysfunction Drugs To Sex Offenders.” No one is funding Viagra for sex offenders and the vote was not to approve such funding.
Nevertheless, the same ad is running against Patti Murray: