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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rick Perry's Brokeback

Posted by on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM

You know that creepy, anti-gay, hyper-Christian ad that Rick Perry started pushing yesterday? Turns out, it was too crazy for even some on Perry's staff:

When the ad was being crafted several weeks ago, Perry's top pollster, Tony Fabrizio, called it "nuts," according to an email sent from Fabrizio to the ad's main creator, longtime GOP operative Nelson Warfield. In a separate email to The Huffington Post, Warfield confirmed that the ad was made over Fabrizio's objections.

"Tony was against it from the get-go," Warfield wrote. "It was the source of some extended conversation in the campaign. To be very clear: That spot was mine from writing the poll question to test[ing] it to drafting the script to overseeing production."

I guess it's progress that there was some contention inside a Republican campaign over a homophobic ad, but of course insaner heads prevailed. Meanwhile, others are pointing out that Perry is rocking a Brokeback Mountain look in the commercial.


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Keister Button 15
@14 never mind, Alex Ross of the New Yorker has debunked that, but the "intent" of the piece to mimic Copland's "Appalachian Spring" has been noted.
Posted by Keister Button on December 10, 2011 at 3:43 PM · Report this
Keister Button 14
I'll just hide this comment that that anti-gay ad featured the music of an American gay composer, Aaron Copland. I'm sure if Paul thought it were important enough to mention, he would have been mentioned it.
Posted by Keister Button on December 10, 2011 at 3:41 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 13
My guess is that it was designed as an attack on Romney to sort of remind the conservative base that he (Romney) is mormon, and therefore not a real "christian" to the evangelicals.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on December 8, 2011 at 8:00 PM · Report this
Geni 12
I love the people on the comments thread insisting that It Is Not Either the Exact Same Jacket, So Stop Saying That! Methinks they doth protest too much.
Posted by Geni on December 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM · Report this
rootwinterguard 10
"I'm not a witch"
Posted by rootwinterguard on December 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM · Report this
this guy I know in Spokane 9
I have to wonder if he has an undercover "mole" on his staff who told him he would look super-heterosexual and extra-manly in that jacket.
Posted by this guy I know in Spokane on December 8, 2011 at 3:45 PM · Report this
Zebes 8
He's such a maverick! We need to elect a president willing to do something his advisors tell him is a bad idea.
Posted by Zebes on December 8, 2011 at 3:08 PM · Report this
Posted by poenoel on December 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM · Report this
Doctor Memory 6
I do love the smell of political desperation in the morning.
Posted by Doctor Memory on December 8, 2011 at 2:37 PM · Report this
foolish-rain 5
Begin a count down to a "luggage lifting" incident...
Posted by foolish-rain on December 8, 2011 at 2:19 PM · Report this
pissy mcslogbot 4
"This is just too delicious. Perry, why can't you just quit us?"
--posted to Twitter by George Takei
Posted by pissy mcslogbot on December 8, 2011 at 2:15 PM · Report this
Fnarf 3
Current thumbs on that video: 5,127 up, 241,957 down. Nice campaign move.
Posted by Fnarf on December 8, 2011 at 2:10 PM · Report this
Ian Awesome 2
Ha. I blogged practically the exact same post. Dear Governor Goodhair: you're still stupid.
Posted by Ian Awesome on December 8, 2011 at 1:47 PM · Report this
When did Rick Perry serve in the military again?
Posted by NateMan on December 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM · Report this

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