Ken Schram: Dems hit sour note with Rossi ad
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.
This is along the North Fork Stillaguamish River in Arlington, WA
Looking north from Duvall around 5pm, double rainbow after a strong cell moved through.
This was a once-in-a-lifetime shot of a brilliant sunrise on the water of Poulsbo. When I saw the pink light streaming into my window early that morning, I ran outside to capture this photo. Once I saw the photo, I realized that the sunrise created a fire and ice effect that was stunning.