Coleman campaign zings back at critics with tongue-in-cheek Franken ‘ad’

Ah, the seriousness of U.S. Senate campaigns.

Last week, left-tilting blogs were having a field day speculating that a new Norm Coleman ad, featuring his spouse, Laurie, was a little deceptive in trying to show the closeness of the couple. Speculation was that Mrs. Coleman had been “greenscanned” into the ad that shows the couple in the very tidy Coleman kitchen.  In other words, Mr. and Mrs. were filmed separately.

Coleman communications director Erin Rath responded thusly:  “These left-wing, liberal, Al Franken bloggers are as goofy a bunch as I’ve ever seen. . . .The Senator and his wife were both in the kitchen of their home where the commercial was filmed.”

Bloggers responded to Rath’s response by noting that he didn’t say the couple was in the kitchen at the SAME time.

Now, the Coleman campaign has produced a very sophomoric “ad” featuring a fake Al Franken and then going to “experts” to see if there was evidence that the “ad” was fake. This was, ummm, a strange bit that you can find for yourself on the Coleman for Senate website and watch below.

Also, the Washington Post today comments on what it calls “The Minnesota Green Screen Debate” and posted a link to outtakes released by the Coleman campaign of the kitchen ad shoot.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Mark Gisleson on 06/23/2008 - 05:16 pm.

    I keep hearing about the geniuses Coleman has working for him making these ads, but when the #1 rumor about your marriage is its long-standing insolvency, you do have to wonder why the Colemans enjoy keeping this flap going.

    What we bloggers have been raising is the simple question of “how does it work out when Dad works in DC, mom works in L.A., and the kids live in St. Paul?”

    Greenscreening is the least of it. I’m guessing that greenscreened parents would be an improvement for the Coleman kids who don’t seem to have any stay-at-home parents to speak of.

  2. Submitted by Nancy Gertner on 06/23/2008 - 04:46 pm.

    My favorite part is when it talks about the ‘Saint Paul skyline’ and shows the IDS Tower (Minneapolis) in the background.

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