Tom and Jerry: Defenders of All Things Right and Good

Monday, February 08, 2010

We Have Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself. And Sheep Demons.

In the wake of Scott Brown's Senate win in Massachusetts, conservatives have been feeling the wind in their sails for the first time in a while: all of a sudden, being a "true" conservative has gone from being a liability to an asset.  Of course, sensing this shift, it would be tempting for some conservatives to ratchet up the "more conservative than thou" rhetoric in the coming primaries.  Carly Fiorina, a Republican candidate for the Senate from California, faced such temptation to go too far, so she naturally saw no reason not to do so.

Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO (who was so spectacular at the company that its stock price jumped 10% the day she resigned) was a shoo-in for the Republican nomination until former Congressman Tom Campbell jumped into the race.  Sensing a need to thwart Campbell's momentum, Fiorina's campaign ran the following commercial in an effort to expose Campbell for what he really is:

A sheep demon.


0:00 - 2:26:  OK, it's a political attack ad....what's with all the farm animals?
2:27:  My eyes must be playing tricks on me...
2:30 - 2:34:  What the hell?
End:  OK, I get what you were going for here, but still.....what the hell?

What could Campbell's campaign come up with as a response?  How about this:

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