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Thursday, August 17

Santorum, no, not that, the Senator

Althought I'd rather see a video of man-sex that this sorry excuse for a campaign commercial now I don't have to explain to you that we have traditionally got little to pick from in senatorial races here in PA. HOWEVER when you even have little Scranton, PA newspapers noticing the cheesey effects in the commercials things have gotten awful bad:


True Pennsylvania Polka: special-effect lederhosen?
Scranton Times-Tribune


That’s the question being asked by many who have seen the senator’s new campaign commercial, which appears to show him gliding across the dance floor at a crowded polka party as he touts his achievements on behalf of Pennsylvania’s senior citizens.

Those edges appear around the senator throughout the ad, causing many (people other than me) to conclude that this marriage of politics and polka is really a hustle.
Put plainly, it looks like Mr. Santorum isn’t actually in the room with the snappy seniors and is more likely shuffling in front of a “green screen” with images of an incumbent-friendly hootenanny projected behind him.


For non-Hollywood types, green screens are used in movies and television to create special effects like pitting dinosaurs against King Kong, getting Superman off the ground or hiding Dick Cheney’s hooves and horns.


“Senator, thanks for all you do for us,” she coos before her brow tightens and her tone darkens. “Now move it or lose it!”

The quip, and the senator’s reaction (he doesn’t call her a terrorist or have her arrested), are likely designed to show his “human” side, but I suspect many viewers miss this while staring blankly at the background.

I noticed the apparent anomalies the first time I saw the ad. So did the dozen or so others I asked to watch it, with the exception of a single viewer who noted the ad’s suspicious aspects but concluded it was not doctored. I’ve also received calls about the ad and had a laugh over it with the man (and woman) in the street.

The overwhelming consensus: The ad is a fake.

Add to that all the trouble he's started by having his campaign staff FORGE signatures to get a Green Party candidate ONTO the ballot. "A handwriting analyst, hired by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, revealed that four out of the five signatures on a petition signed by Senator Santorum's staffer were inconsistent with the signatures found on voter registration cards." I would LOVE to find out the names they forged, if one of them is mine I want to press charges.

Of course, then we have THIS to add into the fray:

We see that the Democratic Party is thinking about challenging those Green Party petitions to get its U.S. Senate candidate, Carl Romanelli, on the fall ballot here in Pa. Romanelli's presence would hurt Democratic challenger Bob Casey Jr., by siphoning votes on the far left.

As both Attytood and TPMmuckraker reported yesterday, every donor to the Green Party of Luzerne County, the once-obscure committee that paid for the $60,000 petition drive, is a Republican or conservative activist, most with ties to GOP Sen. Rick Santorum

Hmmmm, now how could that have happened?

John Stewart has taken a few swipes at him, and there are even a few websites dedicated to getting the man on dog sex freak out of office. Yet, after all this, after his voting records and support of W and the 'war on terrah' his is 'gaining' in polls? WTF?

Can someone, ANYONE please explain this to me...

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