Ken Schram: Dems hit sour note with Rossi ad

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By Ken Schram

What the hell were the Democrats thinking?

The political party puts out a commercial going after candidate for governor Dino Rossi and his ties to a powerful lobbying group.

And pray tell what do the Democrats decide to use in the way of background music?

Yep, the theme from "The Soprano's", you know, that fictional Italian mafia family from New Jersey.

The Dems say they thought it was a catchy song and pretend not to have made the link between Rossi’s Italian heritage and the Italian mob.

How lame can you get?

At the very least, if the Democrats were going for some negative ethnic stereotyping, they should have gone with something instantly recognizable:

After getting complaints from the Italian Club of Seattle, the Democrats apologized to anyone they say they may have "inadvertently" offended.

I guess that means it's back to the drawing table for the other Rossi ad the Democrats were going to run.

You know, that scene from “Goodfellas” where the mom yells at her son, “You look like a gangster!”

Makes me wonder what the Democratic Party will come up with when going after a black or Hispanic challenger.

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