My Commercial for Obama. (No Need to Pay Me Now, Barack. You Can Make Me Minister of Information If You Win.)Posted: September 10, 2008
Putting on my marketing hat, here’s the commercial I would do for Obama.
(I’m accustomed to being paid for this — and, if the Obama campaign hired me, I would insist they pay me well — but since I don’t work for them, but do want him to win, I’m throwing this their way gratis.)
The scene: an eerie twilight-zone world that is the future if McCain wins. (A somber voiceover begins, “In the year 2008, John McCain was elected President…”) Families are living in cardboard boxes, having been dispossessed of their houses. Sick and dying people are massing outside emergency rooms by the hundreds, having been turned away for lack of insurance. Everybody is shooting everybody in the street, since everyone has guns. Young women who have been raped by psychotics who should have been institutionalized (but weren’t, for lack of government mental health funding) are delivering deformed babies, because they have no choice. Old people are starving because their stock market investments tanked (due to lack of government regulation of the banking industry) and social security got privatized, and also tanked. American bombs fall on civilian neighborhoods in Tehran. Anti-American riots choke the streets of Rome, Paris, Islamabad, Tokyo and Shanghai.
Then the commercial ends with a tagline ripped from Palin:
“McCain-Palin? Thanks, but no thanks.”