Politics The Latte Smear
posted by June 26 at 9:20 AMon
Check out this ad that GOP incumbent Norm Coleman is running against his Dem challenger Al Franken:
ZOMG! Al Franken lived in New York City! And he’s a liberal—which means he drinks them fancy latte things! And like all them liberals Franken likes them really complicated lattes that take ages and ages to order!
Do Republican politicians and campaign consultants ever actually go to the heartland they never shut up about? I travel a fair bit and there are Starbucks literally everywhere you go—big towns, small towns, college towns, blue-collar towns. And do you know why that is? Because lattes are popular all over! And the further you get from a major urban area—the farther away you are from, say, 99 Riverside Drive—the more complicated latte orders become.
Lattes that takes ten minutes to describe are ordered way more often in small town America—in our diabetic “heartland”—than they are in New York City, Norm.