The Innuendo Deluge Begins…

Oh, dear. The “Defeat Crooked Hillary” PAC—wonder who they’re supporting—has released their first ad, Gotta Pay The Bills, and it’s every bit as awful as you’d imagine. In keeping with the presumptive GOP candidate’s campaign, it’s a cheaply tossed together, fact-free undertaking. Just concerned voices, ominous music, meaningless charts, and unflattering photos. The producers appear to operate under the assumption that  raising a question is the same thing as answering one.

And sure, the Clinton’s money is fair game. But given who this ad is supporting, is casting aspersions on a candidate’s wealth really the strategy you want to take? Especially when only one of the candidates has released their tax returns…


About Steven Mirkin

Steven Mirkin’s diverse career has taken him from politics to pop culture to high art, offering him a front row seat to some of the most fascinating events and personalities of our time: writing speeches, fundraising appeals and campaign materials for Ed Koch, John Heinz and independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson; chronicling the punk/new wave scenes in New York and London; interviewing musicians such as Elton John, John Lydon and Buck Owens; profiling modern masters Julian Schnabel, Paul Schrader and Jonathan Safran Foer; and writing for TV shows including 21, The Chamber, Let's Make A Deal, and Rock Star: INXS. He currently edits View all posts by Steven Mirkin

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