Kathleen Parker Writes Transcript of Dumb 'Morning In America' Ad
What constitutes a Washington Post op-ed these days? Typing up a transcript of this ad from YouTube and adding grafs such as "Brilliant." and "Sad." Take note, America's Next Damn Pundit. This sort of thing could get you your very own teevee show co-hosted by an adulterer!
"Mourning in America," which is hitting the national airwaves, is a poignant takeoff of Ronald Reagan's iconic "Morning in America" ad. Whatever one's political affiliation, it is impossible to watch this new ad and not feel, well, sad.
How about "bored"? Was that a valid response to this dumb thing or no? Okay, Kathleen says no.
The always bountiful America seems on the edge of famine, spiritual if not literal, though the latter seems all too possible as jobs disappear and businesses close.
Yes, when you look at the physique of the average American, you think, "So close to famine. So close."
The camera pans to an infant -- burdened with debt.
Somebody help that infant! It needs a home-equity loan, stat!
As someone behind the scenes in the ad's production told me: "It says what we know in our hearts, that something is terribly wrong.
Haha, Kathleen had to guarantee this TOP-SECRET HIGH-LEVEL YOUTUBE VIDEO SOURCE anonymity, because that opinion is a very profound, important state secret. [WP]