You know, I saw this story on CNN about an attack ad on Hillary Clinton before I ever knew there WAS an attack ad on YouTube.
So then I found the ad:
Actually it pretty cool. The creator gave the hammer-thrower an iPod which I thought was a nice touch.
Its also funny to see folks CYA even though they didn't do anything wrong. Like the company: "Pursuant to company policy regarding outside political work or commentary on behalf of our clients or otherwise, Mr. de Vellis has been terminated from Blue State Digital effective immediately." and the Obama camp: Obama told CNN's "Larry King Live" on Monday the video was something they didn't "have the technical capacity to create." I think Barack handled it about as well as could be expected and the self-deprecating humor won him some cool points.
Ironically, the creator wasn't a Clinton-hating Neo-con, but a democrat, Phillip de Vellis, skeptical of Hillary's message and sincerity. I am SHOCKED that anyone would question the integrity of a politican surnamed Clinton- Truly SHOCKED! Well at least this should blow over quickly enough, no vast right-wing conspiracy to blame, just the new state of "politics as usual." Each side will formally keep their hands clean; comforted in the knowledge than either special interest groups or individuals with no official affiliation or association with the campaign will be more than happy to pick up the mud-slinging slack.
Ought to be an interesting run-up to the primaries next year.