Tucked amid the Stupor Bowl teevee commercials for naked chocolate candies, cheesy salt chips, war pornography, and the latest domestic water-beers was this one featuring old Clint Eastwood, the next Bat-Man, scouring stadium catacombs for the The Joker or maybe the Taco Bell. “It’s halftime in America and our second half’s about to begin,” he says, to cringes everywhere. But the ad’s main point is just “Hey let’s hope the Chrysler car company gets back on its feet.” Sure, that sounds fine! Unless you’re known anus Karl Rove, who is offended by Eastwood’s hope for the recovery of one of America’s large companies.
This is not a political ad, but the Washington Post informs your Wonkette that “it’s halftime in America and our second half’s about to begin” could “be interpreted as a reference to Obama’s second term.” Ha ha, savvy read, but no it can’t.
Karl Rove would agree, however, and had much more to say on Fox News today:
I was, frankly, offended by it.
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 and the best-wishes of the management which is benefited by getting a bunch of our money that they’ll never pay back
Another conservative person is upset about this teevee ad for a car company, too:
“Agh. WTH?” tweeted conservative commentator Michelle Malkin. “Did I just see Clint Eastwood fronting an auto bailout ad???”
Yup, that’s what the ad said! Clint Eastwood just drops his pants and says BAILOUTS BAILOUTS BAILOUTS seventy times and then dies in Obama’s arms while Bo Obama licks his armpit. Classless Chicago-style trash. What ever happened to this country? Karl Rove, mostly.