It’s that time of the year again when actors gather for the biggest night in Hollywood to receive awards for pretending and make-believe.
This year the Academy will be adding a new category – Best Actor in a Conservative Role. Nominees include Florida Governor, Charlie Crist; Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson; California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and our own US Senator, John McCain.
And the award for Best Actor in a Conservative Role goes to… (drum roll)
John McCain for his role in fooling the voters of Arizona that he is a conservative.
But the McCain campaign is all bent out of shape with its campaign manager, Shiree Verdone exclaiming, “Ex-Congressman J.D. Hayworth should immediately apologize and and take down his latest online ad, which is an outrageous offense to John McCain’s lifetime of honorable service to our state and nation, and insulting to Native Americans here in Arizona and across America.”
Uh Shiree, the ad is a spoof on the movie Avatar, a scientific fiction drama directed by James Cameron. You know, the guy who made Terminator, Titanic and True Lies. It’s not about Native Americans. You really should try getting out some time.
Despite Verdone’s cultural naivety, the McCain campaign should consider pulling the beam out of its own eye before judging their challenger, JD Hayworth. Last week one of its paid staffers blasted Hayworth on his Facebook page calling him an A$$H*L3. If that isn’t an “outrageous offense” and “insulting” to use Verdone’s words, we don’t know what is.
The good news for the Hayworth campaign is that the new web ad is driving traffic to their website while the donations mount and there’s nothing the McCain camp can do except cry foul and confuse indigenous peoples with fantasy science fiction. Hayworth’s campaign can only hope that McCain will continue to confuse fact with fiction, especially when it comes to who the real conservative is running for US Senate in Arizona.
Here is the press release issued by The JD Hayworth 2010 Campaign:
Hayworth Campaign Declines Request from McCain to Pull “Avatar” Ad
PHOENIX, AZ. March 4, 2010. A request from John McCain’s campaign to remove an ad depicting Senator McCain as a character from the movie Avatar has been declined by JD Hayworth’s campaign.
The ad, running on websites around the country, is timed to run as the Academy Awards considers Avatar as this year’s best film. Avatar is also the biggest-grossing movie in motion picture history.
The ad “nominates” McCain, a 24-year incumbent, as “Best Conservative Actor” for his transparent election year flip-flopping and tilt to the right.
The ad can viewed at JD Hayworth’s campaign website at www.JDforSenate.com