TELEVISION AD ASSAILING GOVERNMENT MISSPELLS “GOVERNMENT”
By FITSNews || There’s a hilarious story in The (Charleston, S.C.) City Paper this week about Lowcountry businessman Thomas Ravenel‘s new political ad … which was produced by his Southern Charm reality TV co-star Whitney Sudler-Smith.
The ad features Ravenel sitting on a sofa eating popcorn while an actor portraying Uncle Sam attempts to creep behind him and steal a few bites.
Without speaking, Ravenel pops “Uncle Sam” on the hand – at which point white letters appear at the bottom of the screen informing us that “Thomas Ravenel hates goverment overreach.”
That’s right … “goverment.” Which is a lot like “government,” but minus a letter (somebody cue South Carolina native Vanna White).
“We’d expect the ad’s big Hollywood director … to be a stickler for the details,” the City Paper observed.
So would we …
Sudler-Smith’s ad is marginally clever … but if you’re going to rail against government, you might wanna be able to spell the word you’re railing against correctly. Even if you’re running for office in alphabet-challenged South Carolina.
Anyway, the ad was quickly yanked from the web after The City Paper published its report … which is too bad. A candidate with a quicker wit might have laughed off the mistake – joking that they had already cut government by ten percent.