Friday, May 24, 2002

ATLANTA (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Sonny Perdue is facing sharp criticism -- and not just from Democrats -- for a new campaign video that depicts Gov. Roy Barnes as a giant rat.

In 10-minute video, Barnes is portrayed as a huge rodent wearing a ``King Roy'' necklace. He is shown stuffing himself with wine and fruit at the governor's mansion and lovingly hugging the state Capitol as a narrator calls him ``shifty'' and ``crafty.''

Link here.

I hope Governor Barnes and his campaign staff are smart enough to produce this commercial:

Short clip from original commercial

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Caption: When was the last time a politician tried to obtain power by portraying his opponents as Rats?

Display 30s-era Jewish "rat" posters.

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