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Friday, May 21, 2010

Poking Fun at Absurd Political Ads in Alabama

Alabama long has "enjoyed" a reputation for over-the-top political ads. But Dale Peterson, a Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner, has taken things to a new high--or low, depending on your perspective.

Peterson's ads are so nutty that they are drawing attention on the national stage. Scott Horton, of harpers.org, takes a serious look at what's seriously wrong with Peterson's ad. And the Web site Funny or Die does a hysterical spoof of our guy Peterson and his outdoorsy "conservative values."

First, let's examine Horton's take on what passes for political discourse in Alabama. The post is titled "Still Crazier in Alabama," and you will see why when you check out the real Peterson ad:



Now clear your mouth of any liquid in preparation for a classic spoof of the Peterson ad. It's a send up for the ages:

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