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Today’s fun video: That was the campaigns that were

It’s been a long road to election day, and there have been some ground breaking and mind boggling videos.

One site rates the top 13 videos of the political season, from Jimmy McMillan’s “The Rent is Too Damn High” speech to Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m not a witch, I’m you” commercial to a wolf in sheep’s clothing in California. None of them are from Washington or Idaho, although a few of them have shown up on local blogs. To see the best/worst videos, click here.

More fun videos: Campaign commercials

A few weeks ago, Spin Control reported on a campaign commercial for governor of Alabama,  not because we care how the race comes out, but because it contained an interesting catch phrase: “We speak English here.”

Turns out Alabama is a wealth of fun campaign commercials, compared to which Washington state is a boring desert. Here’s a couple more.

For the GOP nomination for governor, it’s apparently a bad thing to believe in evolution.


And when running for Ag Secretary, the strategy seems to be to consider Alabama as “somewhere West of the Pecos.”

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

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