Thursday, October 7, 2010

Method acting in the Mountain State

From The Daily Beast:

GOP Wants Hicky Actors

And Republicans say Democrats are the ones who condescend to working-class people: A National Republican Senatorial Committee ad showing actors in flannel shirts and trucker caps in a diner complaining about West Virginia Democratic candidate Joe Manchin was actually shown in Philadelphia with actors. “We are going for a ‘Hicky’ Blue Collar look,” read the NRSC’s casting call for the ad. “These characters are from West Virginia so think coal miner/trucker looks.” The call’s clothing suggestions include, work boots, flannel or denim shirts, “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).”

Overheard at the auditions:

“Oh, I see you did a Mayberry R.F.D…and a couple of Green Acres…you're still with CAA, right?”

"So what is my motivation for entering this coal mine?"

Additional details at Politico.

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quizshowbob said...

I guess the ad writer never heard of spell check.
...and 'hicky'. Seriously?

panavia999 said...

No political operative from ANY party is innocent of trying to trick the public into voting for them. Taking statements out of context, flat out lies, obfuscation, double talk. What trick haven't they tried on us?
Here in California, someone leaked a recording of Jerry Brown saying Meg Whitman is a 'whore'. His operatives claim it's not his voice. Amazing coincidence, sounds just like him! But why is she a "whore"? Because both campaigns were trying to get the police union endorsement and the union preferred her promises over her opponent's. The real truth of course is that BOTH candidates and the union leaders making deals are the "whores". Nothing is new it's just that technology has made it easier to catch them in the act, which is great for us voters.