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The Wolves...

...guys, I think Drezner and I may have this whole "who should you vote for" thing wrong. I like Kerry's health plan, his education plan, and his orientation on tax policy. I'm not so hot on his trade rhetoric, but Bush's policies on this score haven't been any better. The president's certainly mismanaged foreign policy a great deal and seems unwilling to learn from his mistakes. But when you get down to it, the fact is that if Kerry wins you're probably going to be . . . EATEN BY WOLVES!

Something to keep in mind.

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Comments

Eaten by wolves, or given an opportunity to dance with them?

Posted by: bad Jim | Oct 22, 2004 8:22:12 PM

I thought the wolves were cute. And between some hick with a gun and some wolves, I'm rooting for the wolves. Sorry.

Think it might be a trifle symbolic and gauzy for the mouth breathers. They need stuff with a little more direct approach. Like "Kerry is teh gay! and French!"

Posted by: Brian | Oct 22, 2004 8:33:38 PM


Bush: No, No, Let me finish: You tell Aleksander Wazh'nev"skee of Poland he can't beat a gay french wolf. Try tellin' Tony Blair that.

Posted by: snarkey | Oct 22, 2004 8:49:34 PM

Isn't the whole subtext of this ad that Americans are sheep?

Posted by: fastback | Oct 22, 2004 9:14:20 PM

They should have used giant spiders - that would have been much scarier.

Posted by: sofia | Oct 22, 2004 9:29:30 PM

See Digby at Hullabaloo. Hilarious.

Posted by: poputonian | Oct 22, 2004 9:38:01 PM

Why didn't Karl have Bush dress up like Kevin Costner and complete his personal Village People cycle?

Posted by: Social Scientist | Oct 22, 2004 9:58:15 PM

I'd say they're trying to pull one from the Reagan playbook and are using the famous "Bear" spot from 1984. Only not the intertextuality and rich metaphor may be lost on non-Reagan-obsessed viewers.

Posted by: Chris | Oct 22, 2004 9:59:05 PM

"Who tame, familiar, full of complaisance;
ogle and leer, languish, cajole and glance;
With luring tongues, and language wondrous sweet,
Follow young ladies as they walk the street,
Ev'n to their very houses and bedside,
And though their true designs they artful hide,
Yet ah! these simpring Wolves, who does not see
Most dang'rous of all Wolves in fact to be?"

"Though I cannot predict the future, the consequences of this night will reverberate through the halls of both great covens for many years to come. Two vampire elders have been slain..."

"I'm not sorry. They're clowns, the village boys.
HUNTSMAN: Well, then.
ROSALEEN: But don't you know you should never leave the path?
HUNTSMAN: I just got onto the path. I was perfectly safe before.
ROSALEEN: Aren't you afraid of the wolves?
HUNTSMAN: Why should I be frightened of wolves?
ROSALEEN: You must know the worse wolves are hairy on the inside."

And his hair was perfect

"Little girls, this seems to say:
Never stop upon your way;
Never trust a stranger friend
No one knows how it will end.
As you're pretty, so be wise
Wolves may lurk in every guise
Now, as then, 'tis simple truth:
Sweetest tongue hides sharpest tooth."

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Oct 22, 2004 10:00:56 PM

And if Bush wins and terrorists attack us, we dont dare say a thing or we will be accused of gloating, supporting terrorists.

Up is down, in is out, and Bush is a great man.

Posted by: Michael7843853 | Oct 22, 2004 10:14:20 PM

The WOLVES won't eat us. Bush is the good shephard and we are his sheep. Bush will protect us.

(Unless he is really a wolf in sheep's clothing)

Posted by: MonkeyBoy | Oct 22, 2004 10:23:08 PM

Maybe they're looking to appeal to the Little Red Riding Hood vote.

Posted by: sofia | Oct 22, 2004 10:45:03 PM

Whenever I start wondering whether it will make such a big difference if Bush gets re-elected, I remember UNFPA and realize that while it may not make a big difference to me, it will make a big difference to some people who don't even get a vote.

But I've had such differences with Drezner in the past.

Posted by: PG | Oct 22, 2004 10:46:11 PM

I can understand why Democrats are so terrified of the "Stolen Honor" documentary. I just watched it and it's devastating. If enough Americans see it, Kerry's finished. (I have briefly reviewed it at my blog.)

Posted by: Matthew Vadum | Oct 22, 2004 10:51:06 PM

Those dogs won't hunt (somebody had to say it).

Maybe this means Wolf Blitzer will be offended and not suck up to the Republicans any more.

Posted by: Randy Paul | Oct 22, 2004 10:57:09 PM

Oh yeah see this Crying Wolf ad.

Posted by: MonkeyBoy | Oct 22, 2004 10:58:23 PM

If John Kerry is elected president, terrorists will huff, and they'll puff, and they'll blow your house down!

Posted by: son volt | Oct 22, 2004 11:01:22 PM

I can understand why Democrats are so terrified of the "Stolen Honor" documentary...it's devastating

let me guess, you're a Bush supporter?

let's check your blog: "Could Reeve's passing be an "October surprise" in the presidential race given his connection to the political issue of stem cell research?"

yeah... thought so.

Posted by: cleek | Oct 22, 2004 11:03:41 PM

Yeah, and what of it, Cleek? Are you saying it was obvious at the time that Reeve died that his death could take on greater political signficance that it's silly even to point it out? Sneer away, cynic.

Posted by: Matthew Vadum | Oct 22, 2004 11:09:48 PM

Scary puppies!

Looked like a Nature Conservancy ad to me. And then the nice doggies ran to the camera at the end, when the trainer offered 'em Yum Yums--Woof!

D'you suppose it ever occured to Karl that "Crying Wolf" might come up in response to this idiot piece of advertising?

I'm starting to think you're right MY: the Rovester is seriously overrated. After all, he lost his LAST presidential election, didn't he.

Posted by: DrBB | Oct 22, 2004 11:11:35 PM

What nice cute doggies.

Karl Rove is so over.

Posted by: Geek, Esq. | Oct 22, 2004 11:45:46 PM

Mr. Yglesias,

This is quite off topic, not being unusual for me, but I now see, according to your title, you are a proud member of the reality based community.

What does this mean? When I first started posting here, that wasn't there - were you simply a member and not proud, or vice versa?

I can tolerate the ads on this page, but this makes you look dumb. It's an ignorant tag - loose it.

Posted by: Drew - Dallas, TX | Oct 22, 2004 11:56:35 PM

I have to laugh at my own statements (after I read them for the 10th time) - but then again, I'm not afraid of looking dumb, I guess.

Anyway, that tag line has to go - anyone with me?

Posted by: Drew - Dallas, TX | Oct 23, 2004 12:07:39 AM

I'm with ya Drew...change it to....

"Reality-Based Werewolves!"

Howooooooooooooo!!!!!!

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Oct 23, 2004 12:25:10 AM

"All great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” " 18th Brumaire

Mark Schmitt at the Decembrist has the comparison to the Reagan ad, and the pathetic thing the Republican Party has become.

Does a bear...

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Oct 23, 2004 12:31:32 AM

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