McCain Debate Quip Straight from Web Ad

ClickZ_Campaign08_katefinal.jpgI meant to post about this earlier, but remember way back when on Friday night when, during the presidential debate, John McCain mentioned a study costing taxpayers $3 million to study bear DNA as an example of pork-barrel spending? “I don’t know if that was a criminal issue or a paternal issue, but the fact is that it was $3 million of our taxpayers’ money. And it has got to be brought under control,” he quipped.

Well, he’s been running ads with the very same message — and strangely uncomfortable joke — since last October. The call to action of the ads, like others focused on pork-barrel projects and high gas prices, is to get people to sign a petition; the real goal is to acquire email addresses, to be used later for donation requests.

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