Archive for August 10th, 2012

New Romney Ohio Ad, “Dream”, Uses Footage from Wrong State

Posted on August 10, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

See the ad for yourself.

Via Daily Kos:

“Let’s ignore for a moment that Mitt Romney’s solution to what ailed General Motors was to just let the whole damn thing fail, thus making this choice of topics a rather curious choice at best for Mitt’s increasingly self-satirizing campaign. His ad blaming Barack Obama for GM’s closing of auto dealerships in Ohio has other problems as well. The outdoor footage at the four second mark? It’s a clip of downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is notable for, among other things, not being in Ohio.”

More from HuffPo:

In the 30-second spot, Al Zarzour, a 61-year-old car dealership owner from Lyndhurst, Ohio, says that in the wake of the auto bailout General Motors shut down his credit line, forcing him to lay off his 30-person workforce.

“In 2009, under the Obama administration’s bailout of General Motors, Ohio dealerships were forced to close,” a narrator says in the commercial.

But just as the narrator says that at the 5-second mark, the ad shows a streetscape that appears to be in Oklahoma City, as noted by Sarah Burris, managing editor of the progressive blog FutureMajority.com. Google street view confirms that the scene is indeed outside the Advanced Academics building on E. Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City.

Whoops… unforced error for Team Romneyhood!

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(UPDATED) Breaking: LePage Signs Memo Committing to Issuing Skowhegan Bond Funds

Posted on August 10, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Bangor Daily News reporting this evening that Governor LePage has signed a memorandum to Treasurer Poliquin committing to issue bond funds of $375,300 to Skowhegan on or before June 20, 2015.

From the article:

State Sen. Rodney Whittemore, R-Skowhegan, and Donald Skillings, chairman of Skowhegan’s planning board, worked with the governor to secure the memo, which is similar to the one issued to Livermore Falls and Norway, according to a release by the Maine State Republicans.

“We both felt it was necessary to reach out to the governor on his terms,” said Whittemore in a statement. “The governor is looking out for state finances and that should be important to all Mainers, but the governor also recognizes the importance of getting some of these local projects off the ground. Donald and I were not interested in political gamesmanship with the governor, that is why we quietly sought a meeting, and I think the results speak for themselves.”

Caption: “Donald Skillings (left) of Skowhegan shadowed Senator Rodney Whittemore (R-Skowhegan) as he performed his duties in the Maine State Senate on Jaunary 10th. Skillings, owner and operator of Donald Skillings Insurance Agency, Inc. in Skowhegan, is pictured here with Whittemore in the well of the Senate.” (January 2012)

That Donald Skillings is Rep. Jeff McCabe’s opponent in November for HD 85 needs to be noted.

A reminder: Rep. McCabe has long been working hard for a month to try to find out how to secure the same treatment Livermore Falls received- and yet the Governor’s office bypassed him altogether.

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