Last night at dinner, my 15-year-old son shared his opinion of all the campaign commercials that have been cluttering up the TV airwaves. Most, he said, seem serious and appropriate. But he singled out two that he said rubbed him the wrong way: Bill Sali’s “Walt’s Dance” spot, which features a greasy-haired actor doing a disco dance while a narrator criticizes Democratic opponent Walt Minnick; and Democrat Larry LaRocco’s new ad against Republican Jim Risch, which features a carnival barker’s voice criticizing Risch’s tax policies and a cartoon-like figure of Risch with bobbing head. Both, my son said, “seem really unprofessional and childish – and that’s coming from a child.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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