Servant of the Secret Fire

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The name I've chosen comes from "Lord of the Rings," when Gandalf faces down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. My Hebrew name is Esther (which is related to the word for "hidden" or "secret") Serafina (which means "burning"). This seems appropriate because although I don't usually put myself forward, I do care very passionately about a lot of things. Maybe through these blogs I can share some of these passions, as well as less weighty ideas and opinions, with others.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Obama's Celeb Ad Adopts McCain Line Of Attack

I don't know - I have mixed feelings, but a lot of things about it are good. It has the advantage over McCain's ad of being, what was that word? Oh yeah. TRUE. The best thing is that it keeps showing McCain and Bush together, which is something we want to hammer home to people. It also shows him doing real "celebrity" type things, like showing up on Leno - doesn't just juxtapose him with two bimbos he's never met or any any connection with. And there's a solid message stuck there in the middle, about the McCain/lobbyist/Big Oil axis. Finally, you can't look at it in isolation - have to see it in the context of the Britney/Paris ad. It shows McCain as a hypocrite, and people tend to despise hypocrites even more than out-and-out wrongdoers.

I guess we'll have to see how it plays and what the effect is.
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