Monday, April 7, 2008

About That Perata Attack Ad...

By Chris Thompson
Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:02 PM

We'd just like to echo the aneurysm our pal Bob Gammon blew this morning over Don Perata's new attack ad, in which he accuses state Senator Jeff Denham of living the high life when he should be attending to the public's business. Geez, Don, you really don't think anyone's paying attention, do you? At least the bloggers over at the Sac Bee know a low blow when then they see it. Here's how they characterized the Don's latest character attack: "If the new ads are to be believed, Sen. Jeff Denham is a narcoleptic, massage-loving gambler who's hurting schools and taking secret pay raises on the job." They've also been good enough to print a transcript of the ad, which we will shamelessly steal after the jump.

"The MGM? Sedona? I thought we sent Jeff Denham to Sacramento."

MAN: Wait a minute. The MGM is in Vegas.

WOMAN: Well, Denham has been racking up the frequent flier miles.

MAN: To Vegas and Sedona?

WOMAN: uh hm -- to the number one "Destination Spa."

MAN: Sounds like a free vacation.

WOMAN: More like a recipe for jetlag. When Denham finally makes it to Sacramento, he's practically sleepwalking.

MAN: What do you mean?

WOMAN: He held up the budget, hurting our schools. And remember how he said he wouldn't take pay raises?

MAN: Oh, you don't mean --

WOMAN: You guessed it. Denham secretly raised his pay - three times - when he thought no one was looking. The Fresno Bee called it "not quite honest."

MAN: Well that's an understatement.

WOMAN: And that's why I'm voting yes on the recall. After all, don't we deserve better?"

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