Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Nice catch by the Begich Campaign

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nice catch by the Begich Campaign

"Home...home on the range..."

Oh wait, that's OUR RANGE!!!!

Folks in the Begich Campaign know our mountain when they see it!!! Spokeswoman Julie Hasquet said this yesterday:
Bob Schaffer, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Colorado, launched his TV ads today. Unfortunately, he used Alaska's Mount McKinley (also called Denali) in the spot. And while Alaskans can understand why Schaffer would promote our beautiful mountain, I hope he doesn't expect Alaska to cede North America's highest peak to the State of Colorado.

It was actually caught and reported in The Denver Post:
A frustrated Dick Wadhams, Schaffer's campaign manager, conceded the mistake and said the ad would be pulled and re-edited with Colorado mountains. Wadhams said that the campaign raised the issue with their media consultant during rough cuts, directing them to make sure the mountain shots were authentic - something that obviously didn't happen. But for an ad meant to underscore Schaffer’s strong ties to his home state, it's exactly the kind of screw-up the campaign doesn’t want to make.


The commercial was yanked from YouTube but you can still see the ad at the Denver Post link.


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