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AL-02: No More Sheiks in Harri Anne Smith Ads?

by: mooncat

Wed Jun 11, 2008 at 09:48:45 AM CDT

Harri Anne Smith has "retooled" her campaign, bringing State Sen. Scott Beason (R, Gardendale) on board as an advisor.  This is no surprise since she obviously didn't perform as well as she wanted to in last week's primary, but it's disappointing news for those of us who have followed her campaign closely (emphasis mine):

Senator Beason brings with him Southern Insights, the Birmingham based political consulting firm, owned by Chris Brown and Paul Glass. The two have a 20 year track record of political success across Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Rob Autry of the nationally recognized firm of Public Opinion Strategies of Virginia will conduct the polling, and Sonny Scott of Anthem Media in Nashville will advise and handle visual media.

I guess we're unlikely to see more entertaining ads like this one featuring ungrateful sheiks and $6 a gallon milk.  Damn, it was fun while it lasted!


For those of you who follow such things, here is Anthem's win/loss record for the 2006 cycle:

Ed Bryant, TN, U.S. Sen. Lp
Allen McColluch, NM, U.S. Sen. W/L
Chuck Blasdel, OH, H06 W/L
Max Burns, GA, H12 W/L*
Mac Collins, GA, H08 W/L*
David McSweeney, IL, H08 W/L
Ralph Norman, SC, H05 W/L
Van Taylor, TX, H17 W/L
Casey Cagle, GA, Lt. Gov. W/W

I like that record.  Lp means lost primary; W/L means won primary, lost general; W/W means won primary and general; * means the general election was competetive.


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George W. Bush went to Saudi Arabia last month... (4.00 / 1)


 . . . and shamed the United States of America by groveling to the Sheiks, and then getting virtually laughed out of the country.  I doubt that Harri Anne would have more clout than W Bush.

 That that Jay Love creature is trying to blaspheme his way into Congress by cynically and shamelessly using Jesus as a campaign prop should, in and of itself, be enough to make it a Smith - Bright race this fall.  But we should never underestimate the proclivity of self-described fundamentalist Christians to embrace the very people who make a self-aggrandizing mockery out of Christianity.  Sheesh.



BenGoshi, you just made me think (4.00 / 2)

Darn you to Heck!

What I was thinking of, was this: Jay Love is blaspheming his way into Congress.  How many other candidates have Deadly-Sinned their way into office?  I think it would be fun to build that list.

Just as a refresher, the Seven Deadly Sins are:

Pride, Coveting, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath,  and Sloth.  

For example, what candidate has ever ridden Sloth into the Presidency?

Just sayin 

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams

[ Parent ]
If you go to the "Creation Museum" in Kentucky... (0.00 / 0)


 . . . I think that you can see Jesus riding a giant sloth (thought by the "sciencey people" to have been "extinct" for the past 10,000+ years!!!) into Jerusalem (or Des Moines, I forget). 

[ Parent ]



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