"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Virus! Run For Your Life!

Well, a viral ad, at least.

Here's the story, according to Drudge:
The DRUDGE REPORT has obtained an exclusive copy of a "scary" campaign advertisement created by Hollywood producer and director David Zucker that was intended to be used by GOP organizations in the closing weeks of the 2006 campaign.

However, the advertisement was deemed "too hot" by GOP strategists all across Washington, DC who have refused to use it!

In the ad, Zucker, producer of SCARY MOVIE 4, recreates former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's 2000 visit to North Korea. During the visit, Secretary Albright presented North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il with a basketball autographed by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan.

An actress playing Secretary Albright is shown presenting Kim Jong Il with the Michael Jordan basketball, painting the walls of Osama bin Laden's Afghanistan cave and turning a blind eye to suicide bombers. In one scene her skirt rips as she changes the tire of a Middle Eastern dictator's limousine.

One GOP strategist said "jaws dropped" when the ad was first viewed. "Nobody could believe Zucker thought any political organization could use this ad. It makes a point, but it's way over the top."

Zucker is the producer and director of comedies such as "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun." In 2004, Zucker, a longtime Democrat, embraced the Republican Party based on concerns he had about national security issues and voted for President George W. Bush.


As it happens, the intrepid editorial staff at Glib & Superficial has also acquired an exclusive copy of the "scary" campaign advertisement!

Are we cool, or what?

I love this sort of thing. It's always possible that this started out as a legitimate project. But we expect that after you've seen the video, you'll agree that no quantity of mind-altering substances could make anyone believe that this could run on any television or cable channel. The problem is not the content per se, but the blowback at any mainline Republican entity that pays to put it on air. But in today's wired-up world, not to worry! Just post it at YouTube, tip off Drudge, and you're in business. Shiny!

And so, without further ado, the super-secret, not authorized for public viewing, not approved by anyone with authority to do anything on behalf of anyone at all, Dave Zucker ad:

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