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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

New Ad

Drudge has a copy of a new political ad that was produced by Hollywood producer David Zucker, yes the same David Zucker of Airplane! and The Naked Gun. (Parenthetical note, I have it on good authority that Penelope's one weakness is movies such as this. She's gets tied up in fits of laughter so great it ruins her aim....)

This ad is very timely with the latest in the news out of North Korea. From Drudge:

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.

Drudge inclused a Youtube link of the video, go watch it for yourself.

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."

Hmm.. Who could the strategist be? The GOP isn't "using" this ad, because then it would be all about how the GOP is making fun of Albright. Yet, by distributing on YouTube, they have effectively managed to get wider distribution than if they had put it on the Today show, without the political backlash.

Pure brilliance.

p.s. the best line of the whole ad, "...the Security of the United States is not a game, can we afford a party that treats it like one?"

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: Brian