Out here, you’re tested. You face an opponent experts say can’t be beat. You fight. You bleed. You prevail. Our country’s down, but we’re not out. To come back, we need a leader with a proven record, not just rhetoric. Tim Pawlenty took on The Unions and won. He shut down a government and won. He took “Miracle on Ice” footage from the 1980 Winter Olympics and added it to his Presidential campaign ads without asking anyone’s permission and … well, okay, so that didn’t turn out so great.
From the Des Moines Register:
ABC Sports may slap presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty with a cease-and-desist letter for improperly using its footage in a political advertisement, a company official told The Des Moines Register today.
“It’s a violation of our copyright and exclusive proprietary rights,” said Louise Argianas, director of rights and clearances for ABC Sports.
The struggling Pawlenty campaign launched “The American Comeback,” a television commercial with a down-but-not-out theme, in Iowa on Wednesday.
America needs a leader who doesn’t understand basic laws. You’ve got to love that we’ve come so far with the “Obama is a socialist” thing that now he’s just blatantly being called an evil Russian from the 80s. Brigitte Nielsen should start following him around. Pawlenty’s big comeback doesn’t look like it’s going to work, so maybe next time politicians will stick to depicting children being murdered by nuclear holocaust and leave our precious sports history alone. I hope this ad was taped on the same VHS Pawlenty used to record himself pulling sweet lightsaber moves.
In a related story, President Barack Obama is prepping a campaign ad using footage of the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase. Hundreds of white guys relentlessly chase a black guy, and by the time they catch him nothing has been accomplished.
[h/t Puck Daddy]