Bob Dold takes a light-hearted look at one "seal" that endorses him in the 10th District Congressional race:
UPDATED: Over on Cap Fax Blog, the reviews are mixed, but a lot of Dems frequent that blog, so who knows. Here's a positive review of the video from PolitiFact:
It's not every day that a campaign ad lands in our inbox and makes us laugh out loud -- especially in the midst of a campaign cycle with commercials featuring Viagra-fueled sex offenders, puppy mass-murderers and roving psychopaths. But the ad aired by Republican Robert Dold targeting Democrat Dan Seals had us at "broheim."
It features a charming if foul-mouthed sea lion hired to film an "endorsement" for Dan Seals. Seals (not the sea lion) is running for the Chicago-area seat being vacated by Rep. Mark Kirk, the Republican nominee for Senate. With a slight Democratic edge and a moderate, suburban vibe, the 10th District is one of the rare GOP-held seats that's actually in play for the Democrats this year. In fact, political handicapper Charlie Cook rates it Lean Democratic, meaning that Dold, even though he's a Republican running in a Republican year, is airing the ad as a slight underdog.
PolitiFact does take issue with the ad's assertion that Dan Seals was running for Congress "before there were, like, iPods." We're more forgiving than PolitiFact, apparently, as that little misassertion didn't bother us.
For anyone who cares: Anticipated "Ellen of the Tenth" rating of the "seal" video: "0 Cat Treats"