Senator Landrieu actually did a dramatic reading of a past committee hearing in a fake committee room featuring her “outraged” questioning of a fake witness. The fake hearing was then seemingly covered by a fake television broadcast all within the all too real television ad. Folks, you really can’t make it up. Some PR experts even suggested:
“The ad man or woman who advised Mary Landrieu to recreate a Senate hearing for her TV ad should be fired.”
But it turns out that the faked committee hearing was probably the most real part of the ad. As Juanna Summers explained on CNN, “Landrieu is running on Washington, so to speak, and it’s blowing up in her face… there are so many details that aren’t true.”
- First, the entire premise of the ad is that Mary Landrieu is tough on the Obama Administration, which is so blatantly false that it’d make Pinocchio blush. In fact, Mary Landrieu has actually voted with President Obama a staggering 97% of the time in a state where his approval rating is in the low 30′s and he lost to Mitt Romney by seventeen points.
- Second, the ad makes it seem as though Landrieu opposed the deepwater offshore drilling moratorium in 2010. Yet on the very day that the Obama Administration announced the moratorium, Mary Landrieu did not just one, but two interviews supporting the Obama position.
- Third, Mary Landrieu strongly supported the Obama Administration official (Ken Salazar) responsible for oil and gas drilling decisions – including the moratorium which cost Louisiana thousands of jobs. In fact, Landrieu gushed over Obama’s appointment of Salazar, calling it a “dream come true” and pledging loyalty to the Administration. Don’t take our word for it, take Landrieu’s, who said, “I want to tell you, you will have my vote, you will have my support, and I’ll do everything I can to help meet the vision.”
What do you think about this fake lady creating this fake ad to try to fool the people she wants to vote for her? Leave your comments below!