The best mud from Tedisco-Murphy

Tedisco-MurphyThe polls haven't even closed yet for the 20th Congressional District special election, but we're ready to move on. Heck, we've been ready to move on for what seems like weeks now.

If anything, we just want to be able to watch live TV without being deluged by attack ads -- and now web ads, too. (We know, we also see them on AOA -- blame Google.)

To help send this election into the past, we've picked our two favorite ads from the race. Of course, by "favorite" we mean awful or unintentionally funny. Alas, neither of the campaigns chose to use the scripts suggested by @KevinMarshall:

"Eating babies. Scott Murphy just doesn't get it."

"Jim Tedisco devours infants. That's an Albany politician for you."

If only. Our picks are after the jump. If you have a favorite, post it in the comments.

For Jim Tedisco

Never mind the fact that this ad by the NRCC pulls the facts out of context (the company was a startup that apparently has become a success). We love the Billy Madison meets Mad Men aesthetic of this one.

And that now-infamous tagline, "He just doesn't get it." It's awesomely retro -- like it was lifted from some second rate stand up comic's 1997 routine. We just kept waiting for someone to pop up on the screen and exclaim: "Don't go there!"


For Scott Murphy

Again, this ad kind of mangles the truth -- Tedisco has said he's in favor of stimulus, just not with some of the stuff he's described as pork. And we're pretty sure he wouldn't say no to thousands of new jobs.

It's not like this ad is all that special from production standpoint. But we just love the "No!" soundbites used over and over. No! No! No! No! It makes Tedisco sound like a surly two year old. No! And then the commercial cuts from Tedisco to Scott Murphy... standing in traffic? What? Is that smart? Answer: No!

Comments

I know I'm supposed to vote, but I found this campaign so horrible and intrusive, it made not want either of those yutzes.

Every weekend, someone knocked on my door from some campaign. The tv ads and countless phone calls were incredible in number. I don't remember this many during the entire presidential campaign.

I wonder how voter turn out will be.

Is it over yet?

The "No!" trick reminds me of when the Daily Show played around with clips of Ted Stevens around the time he was indicted.


A few more hours and it will all be over, but for the inevitable lawsuit.

And that now-infamous tagline, "He just doesn't get it." It's awesomely retro -- like it was lifted from some second rate stand up comic's 1997 routine. We just kept waiting for someone to pop up on the screen and exclaim: "Don't go there!"

Damn, that's so mean. Even I wouldn't... oh who am I kidding, I would. I would go that far. Infact, I think your observation is freaking hilarious and I'm jealous I didn't think of it first.

My polling location is a block away and I can't bring myself to do it. I can't wait to watch tv tomorrow sans attack ads.

I heard Scott Murphy wear's stripes & plaids. He just doesn't get it.


I thought it was *over*! 100% reporting and a margin of

13 days for the absentees to come in.

AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, will NY become the new MN? Lawsuits await...I hope Michael Steele interjects something like "We're gonna tear NY a new A-hole" with this lawsuit! Hell, I'll even throw in a 1 armed midget!" or something like that...

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