Spencer, Not Playing Politics, Links Osama and Hillary in Ad

There’s something to be said for shock value, I suppose.

John Spencer has reacted to this week’s foiled air terror plot by taking out what I assume to be a pretty limited cable TV buy for this spot, which features images of Hillary Clinton and – who else? — Osama bin Laden.

After a female narrator scolds the senator for opposing “the Patriot Act and the NSA wiretaps that helped stop another 9-11,” John Spencer has this remarkable, apparently un-ironic kicker: “That’s wrong. I’m John Spencer, and I approve this message because I won’t play politics with our security.”

— Josh Benson