Clint Eastwood Ad Flap Madness (Limerick)

Poor Karl Rove! His delicate sensibilities were offended by Clint Eastwood’s uplifting auto industry Super Bowl ad:

Over stirring French horns and stark photos of Detroit workers, the ad used the auto industry’s rebirth from bankruptcy as a symbol of American renewal and determination. But it contained some shocking language for those, like Mr. Rove, who are easily bruised:

“Detroit is showing us it can be done and what’s true about them is true about all of us. This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again and when we do the world’s going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah.”

And Rove is just one among many Republicans expressing outrage over the ad narrated by Eastwood, a loyal Republican who says the ad has nothing to do with politics.

Clint Eastwood Ad Madness (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It seems Eastwood committed a sin:
His truth-telling ad brought chagrin
To the GOP crowd –
Words of hope said out loud
Are a threat — they might help our Prez win.

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5 Responses to “Clint Eastwood Ad Flap Madness (Limerick)”

  1. Sally Franz says:

    You go Mad.

    What? Offended by that ad? It was corny and it was emotional and it was over the top manipulation…but the ad guys do their homework. They know what Americans want to hear. You mean to tell me the Republicans have focus groups that are saying we can’t win?? Strange.

  2. hansi says:

    I didn’t know what to think when I saw that ad on Super Sunday. Didn’t have a clue that Eastwood was a conservative; couldn’t tell from the ad. Bottom line is, the GM bailout not only worked, it made an American Industry stronger.

  3. Jolly Roger says:

    Conservatives used to also have their selling points. The celebration of stupidity that began with Saint Ronnie has, however, erased most vestiges of intelligence from the Rushpubliscum Party.

  4. Veralynne says:

    Ol’ Clint ought to know better than to make a crack like that, having run for and served in public office! Politics is EVERYTHING! There is absolutely NOTHING that is not touched by the fickle finger of fate–I mean politics and politicians. Nothing. Name one thing that isn’t. Right. And Clint knows his “car ad” had everything to do with politics. The absurdity is that Rove thinks he has some authority over what Clint may say–or that we have any over Rove! LOL!

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments!