Obama Ruins Commercials
I actually seldom watch commercials these days, owing to my DVR. But we’re visiting my mother-in-law and doing it old school tonight. Several spots have taken on unintended meanings in light of the Obama confirmation debacles.
Any TurboTax ad, naturally, makes me think of Tim Geithner. They’re advertising wall-to-wall but, not surprisingly, have not taken advantage of the tie-in.
Particularly amusing was a spot earlier this evening — perhaps Connecticut local but likely national — that featured several people holding up signs bragging that they had, for example, owed the IRS $200,000 but paid only $30,000. I was like, great, maybe they had a shot at Commerce Secretary. Instead, they were trying to get viewers to call a toll free number for similar help for those over their heads with taxes.
UPDATE: I’m reminded of teaching political science classes during the latter days of the Clinton administration, when it seems that it was impossible to go 15 minutes without committing an unintentional double entendre.