Liberal Blog FireDogLake.com asks why Deval Patrick wasn’t in Big Bird Ad

The Liberal Blog FireDogLake.com asked, this week, why figures from the financial crisis weren’t in Barack Obama’s “Big Bird” ad.

There’s only one thing that sticks out to me about this ad, though the casual viewer probably won’t notice it. Let’s look at that litany of Wall Street “criminals” and “gluttons of greed,” which later get juxtaposed with Big Bird. You have Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay and Dennis Kozlowski. So two CEOs prosecuted and convicted by George W. Bush’s Justice Department, and Madoff, whose son turned him in before Obama took office, in December 2008, and who pleaded guilty…

Interestingly FireDogLake found something really obviously missing…

…That’s painfully telling. Nobody from Bank of America or Wells Fargo or Citigroup or JPMorgan Chase or Goldman Sachs or Bear Stearns or Morgan Stanley or Merrill Lynch or even Countrywide or Ameriquest was available to stand in as a “glutton of greed” in this advertisement. Literally no major figure responsible for the financial crisis has gone to jail. So the campaign has to use two CEOs from a decade-old accounting scandal, and a garden-variety Ponzi schemer. The financial crisis plays no role in this advertisement trying to juxtapose cuts to PBS with the financial crisis!

Hey guys, there was one guy from Ameriquest available to be in the Obama ad;  Deval Patrick, our current Governor here in Massachusetts.  But you know he’s kind of busy right now, helping the President get re-elected, some might say “one bad mortgage at a time.”

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