Pelosi Cast as Wicked Witch of Higher Taxes in Attack Ad (Video)
September 14, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Oh my! John Dennis, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Republican opponent running for Congress in San Francisco’s heavily Democratic district, has no chance of winning. But he is nevertheless, determined to make a name for himself. And there is no better way to grab attention than to produce an over-the-top web ad. Dennis’ attempt at political fame makes use of characters from the Wizard of Oz, casting Pelosi, as the Wicked Witch of the West. A bit sexist, maybe?
Remember Rick Barber’s insane “Gather Your Armies” ad? He lost in his bid to become a GOP candidate for Congress from Alabama. But his kooky tea party ad calling for an armed insurrection against the federal government sure garnered attention. Well, Ladd Ehlinger Jr., the same guy who created Barber’s ad, also produced Dennis’ Pelosi Wicked Witch ad.
The web ad shows an actress portraying Wicked Witch Pelosi flying in on an airplane to terrorize Dorothy and her cohorts, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man.
“Hello my pretty. I will save you from those evil Republicans,” says the Pelosi character. As the I.R.S. flying monkeys are about to sweep down and force Dorothy and the gang to pay higher taxes, Dennis arrives to save the day with a bucket of freedom water that melts Wicked Witch Pelosi.
The character playing Dorothy says: “Thank you for saving us. Who are you?”
“I am John Dennis, I’m running for congress. I believe in the constitution. I believe in reducing debt. And I believe it’s time to throw a little water on politicians who say one thing and do another, like Nancy Pelosi.”
Republicans have sought to make Speaker Pelosi the Democratic bogeyman, but it hasn’t proved successful, so far.