It’s only January, but get used to a lot more of this.
It’s a campaign spot for Kirsten Gillebrand, who’s running for congress against John Sweeney. Leading with stills of Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, and a narrative of the scandal, the ad says: “It’s worth asking — what is our congressman doing to fix this mess? He’s going skiiing. In Utah. With lobbyists.”
The ad, by Hudson Partners (the Glover Park Group‘s political arm) cuts to footage from the slopes, with music by the Go-Gos. And lots of details of Sweeney’s pharmeceutical-industry funded junket.
(One imagines that Sweeney will be more eager to talk about wiretapping.)