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.
A Washington State Ferry waits its turn to dock at the Lopez Island Ferry Terminal as the sun rises over Mount Baker in the background.
During my time in Seattle, WA, I've had the opportunity to take all sorts of interesting pictures. There is water everywhere here, and in this shot; it provides a perfect mirror to the road above.
These images were taken Friday and Saturday under with a bright moon. M42 is a 45 minute stack of 122 frames and M15 is a 34 minute stack of 14 frames. A Meade 6-inch refractor
and a Nikon D3100 was used for all the images. Stacking was
done with Deep Sky Stacker (freeware).