She's a brassy trailer-trash blonde. She wears cheap make-up, gaudy K-Mart jewelry, and speaks in dumb-blonde-bimbo dialect. We don't get a full body shot, and we're glad. Her shoulders are bare. We can only imagine what she is, or is not, wearing.
She gushes, "I met Harold at the Playboy Party." Yeah, right. With her looks she couldn't get on a Girls Gone Wild video, let alone anywhere near the Playboy mansion. We think the RNC found her on the street, and given the newly discovered Republican fondness for perversion, there's probably a story there.
At the end of the ad, she winks and delivers the Girls Gone Wild line, "Harold, call me!"
Apparently, there is no gutter the GOP won't crawl into.
Other sleazy characters include the sloppy black woman who forgot to comb her hair and appears to need a bath and the shady-looking dude who seems to be a porn consumer and says it's no big deal if Ford takes money from porn producers.
Best part of the ad: "The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertisement."
They don't even have the sense to be embarrassed.
Harold Ford's Republican opponent is playing the role of the shocked and morally superior candidate.
Bob Corker -- who has been called the "King of Lies" by a fellow conservative -- has issued an indignant press release urging the RNC to pull the "tacky" ad.
Only recently, Corker hired tycoon Bob Perry, "a major financier of the 'Swiftboat Veterans for Truth' to finance another series of disgusting untrue negative ads against Ford." But as the story goes, this sleazy ad is from the RNC.
Both Moderate Matt over at Tennessee Progressive Report and Kleinheider think this ad is going to do some major damage to Ford. It might. Or it might help Ford.
There is no doubt about it, this is going to make a lot of people angry. And it just might make some people mad enough to get out and vote for Harold Ford. Already, predominantly black Memphis has seen "explosive numbers" of early voters.
Slimey attack ads are certainly not going to dampen the black vote. Any way you slice it, blacks are the most progressive and reliably democratic voters in this state. If they vote in large numbers, Ford is going to win!
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