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Bill McCollum and the O'Jays



Attorney General Bill McCollum isn't for sale. But he can be rented, according to Rick Scott's latest ad in the Republican governor's race. The only major problem with this ad is that it contains a funk song (the O'Jays For the Love of Money.) But McCollum ain't funky. Maybe Lawrence Welk would be more fitting. Otherwise, our vote is for CREAM (Cash Rules Everything Around Me, by Wu Tang Clan, but that might turn off GOP electorate).

Also, technically, the ad accuses McCollum of taking money from certain special interests like the Florida Retail Federation, when actually FRF funded his buddies' political committees, which then funded McCollum. Enjoy, knowing that Scott will have another ad airing every 25 minutes. So far, he's up to about $37 million in ad buys since mid April.

More here on the money behind McCollum.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:21am]


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