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Friday, February 5, 2010

The craziest ad I've ever seen

What the hell, California? I'm gone for four years and you've fallen completely apart. You're bankrupt, you re-elected a washed up b-grade actor as governor, You lost Pete Carroll, and now you're treating Carly Fiorina as a serious candidate for the Senate?

The same Carly Fiorina whose chief claim to fame is that she did such a bang-up job running Hewlett-Packard that the board demanded her resignation after 6 years?

The same Carly Fiorina that hired private investigators to spy on HP executives?

The same Carly Fiorina who Portfolio Magazine listed as one of the 20 Worst American CEO's of all Time?

That Carly Fiorina? The one who was John McCain's senior financial advisor? That one?

Look at this ad Ms. Fiorina is running on the interwebs:




It's kind of long for a campaign ad, but it's worth watching through to the end. It is without a doubt the most bizarre ad I have ever seen for a political candidate.
Apparently it has something to do with sheep vs. pigs (sheep are the good guys, I think) aith weird religious overtones. The bad sheep is knocked off his pedestal by a bolt of lightning, and scary devil music plays behind most of the ad. The voice-over guy is the epitome of moral outrage. He might as well be yelling "You, Tom Campbell (the bad sheep) You have done this! You have angered the gods with your fiscal impurity! You have brought this curse down upon us! Come, let us cast lots to see whom we will burn at the stake!"

My favorite part is when the voice-over guy talks about the wolf in sheep's clothing. They make no effort to disguise the fact that what they are showing onscreen is actually a human man in a sheep outfit. He's wearing wingtips, for God's sake!

Also, the bad sheep has glowing red eyes. So I guess he's the sheep devil or something. Anyway, all in all, this is the weirdest ad I have ever seen that didn't come from Japan.

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