Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced over the weekend that he would be committing to a new shift in strategy, but few before today could have been sure exactly what he meant. His new internet ad, titled Economic Stimulus Package, shows him bailing out Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), seizing control of the markets and giving it to her, and releasing his rebate check all over her face.
It is as popular as it is controversial. “Drill, baby, drill–right there, right now! Yes–right THERE!” yells Palin near the end of the video. Many in Congress are opposed to the reckless drilling McCain advocates, arguing it should not be performed without protective measures in place to make sure the environment is not damaged. And some undecided voters were put off by the “October Surprise” at the end, saying that McCain’s final, unexpected attack represented the worst in negative campaigning, and left a mess for others to clean up.
The campaign is planning several sequels to appeal to special interest groups. One rumored title is Secretary of the Prostate, which McCain hopes will give him cross-voter appeal to the homosexual bloc.
“My confidence is restored,” said longtime conservative voter David Bailey of Indianapolis, IN. “I was worried that McCain might need to get the advice of former Senator Bob Dole before he would be able to be able to tackle each issue from both ends. But I’m not worried anymore. Clearly, McCain has not lost his vitality, and is willing to vigorously smack down on anyone who requests an unreasonable number of earmarks.”
In response, the Obama campaign released a 13-minute scene with Sen. Obama (D-IL) and former rival Sen. Clinton (D-NY), in a new installment of the popular series Blacks on Blondes.
But none of the videos are expected to reach the levels of popularity of Bill Clinton’s classic, The Definition of Is, or the 2006 Craig-Foley gangbang, Corruption in High Orifice.