Congratulations, Matt Naugle, you just made Talking Points Memo!
Meanwhile, over in the WV-Sen race, another acting scandal is brewing over what an ad consultant wrote in a casting call for a Republican ad in that State. Again, we go to TPM:
The ad featured three blue-collar guys at a diner, talking about how the only way to stop President Obama was to vote against Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin in the race for Senate. It appears that the ad was shot in Philadelphia, not in West Virginia, and sought out that key "hicky" actor type, in the GOP’s efforts to show West Virginia voters that the party is on their side.
"We are going for a ‘Hicky’ Blue Collar look," a casting call for the ad said. "These characters are from West Virginia so think coal miner/trucker looks."
Apparently, having your own “beat up” John Deer [sic] hat was a plus, too.
The NRSC has had to pull that ad and distanced itself from the company it used for the casting call.
But there’s been no astroturfing for the GOP at all this cycle, right, Jon Keeling?