While watching the Super Bowl last night, like I was not — because, really, a pox on both those teams — did you happen to see that incredibly-offensive overtly-political commercial that really just went too far? No, no! Not Pete Hoekstra's Chinese minstrel ad. That one was only matched in hilarity by its adroitness.
No, I'm talking about that disgusting Chrysler ad in which that Commie actor Clint Eastwood imagines a better tomorrow for America and for its auto-industry. And in a car commercial, no less…
"They almost lost everything," Eastwood says of Detroit. "But we all pulled together. Now Motor City is fighting again."
"I was, frankly, offended by it," said Karl Rove on Fox News Monday. "I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, I thought it was an extremely well-done ad, but it is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics, and the president of the United States and his political minions are, in essence, using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising."
How do those auto companies get away with such hamfistedly-partisan pro-auto industry commercials on network television?!
And to do it with our tax dollars! That would certainly be going too far if it weren't a completely fabricated point. Still! I'm not going to let the make-believe-ness of Rove's factoid get in the way of all this righteous ire I'm experiencing.
What's next? Bally Total Fitness mindlessly mouthing Michelle Obama's pro-anti-fatness agenda?
Tags: Advertising, Auto Industry, Clint Eastwood, Football, Karl Rove, Sports