Mocking Arizona border law critics

Thomas Lifson
Laughter is one of the most powerful political weapons, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is taking advantage of that principle in a new television ad. In it, a frog puppet, reminiscent of Kermit from Sesame Street, extols the virtues of reading - with specific regard to the Arizona law.



The ad is far more than merely clever. It hits the Obama administration critics where they live - in their inflated image of their own intelligence.


It is clear that the Obama administration strategy is to sell a false narrative of the Arizona law as encouraging racial profiling. They seem to believe that most people will take their word for it because laws are supposed to be long, obscure, and impenetrable -- like ObamaCare. However, Arizona's law was not drafted by Nancy Pelosi's minions, but by state aurhorities. It is short, and to the point in its forbidding of racial profiling.


Implicitly calling law critics stupid, the commercial is very effective. The Hill reports that Gov. Brewer is pulling ahead in the polls against her Democratic opponent in November.

Hat tip: Lucianne.com
Laughter is one of the most powerful political weapons, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is taking advantage of that principle in a new television ad. In it, a frog puppet, reminiscent of Kermit from Sesame Street, extols the virtues of reading - with specific regard to the Arizona law.



The ad is far more than merely clever. It hits the Obama administration critics where they live - in their inflated image of their own intelligence.


It is clear that the Obama administration strategy is to sell a false narrative of the Arizona law as encouraging racial profiling. They seem to believe that most people will take their word for it because laws are supposed to be long, obscure, and impenetrable -- like ObamaCare. However, Arizona's law was not drafted by Nancy Pelosi's minions, but by state aurhorities. It is short, and to the point in its forbidding of racial profiling.


Implicitly calling law critics stupid, the commercial is very effective. The Hill reports that Gov. Brewer is pulling ahead in the polls against her Democratic opponent in November.

Hat tip: Lucianne.com