Citizens United, headed by former Republican congressional aide David Bossie, began airing the ad - a parody of MasterCard's "priceless" commercials - on cable and broadcast channels Sunday in select presidential battleground states.
The ad shows Kerry, boats at a marina and oceanfront property as an announcers says: "Massachusetts Senator John Kerry. Hairstyle by Christophe's $75. Designer shirts: $250. Forty-two foot luxury yacht: $1 million. Four lavish mansions and beachfront estate: Over $30 million."
Another shot is of Kerry and Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., with the words: "Another rich, liberal elitist from Massachusetts who claims he's a man of the people. Priceless."
Okay, yeah, I get it. Kerry is a liberal elite from Mass. Whereas Dubya is...a conservative elite from Connecticut Texas. Whoopidy-doo. He's a real man of the people, that George W. Bush.
Funny, they don't bring up how much Bush pays for his shirts. I'm going to take a wild guess that he's not down at Target, searching the clearance racks for a decent $12, button-down shirt. I mean, maybe his tailor is, I don't know. Anything's possible.
And just how much property does Bush own? More importantly, how much property does his family own, that he has had full use of his entire life? I mean, yeah, I know most American families have that second home out in Kennebunkport, but what about all the other stuff?
I've got no problem with pointing out that Kerry has a bunch of money (or at least his wife does). People are allowed to have money in this country, crazy as that may sound. But stop trying to act like Bush is the hero of a Horatio Alger novel, scrapping his way from destitution all the way to the White House, never once forgetting what it's like to be the common man.
Quite frankly, it's not as if any of the candidates have ever had to work a slightly-higher-than-minimum-wage job to pay their rent and keep food on their tables, which can quite often be the case with the common man.
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