By Art Gallagher
In the surest sign yet that Frank Pallone is losing to Anna Little, Phoney Palloney has hit the airwaves with a negative TV ad.
Contrary to the custom with political ads, Pallone’s announcement that he approves the message appears at the beginning of the spot. This makes it appear that Pallone approves the previous ad shown, i.e., Frank Pallone approving a Scott Sipprelle ad, approving BP’s public relations ads, and Phoney Palloney approving a sleep apnea relief ad.
Complete with scaring music, newspaper headlines and black and white photos, Pallone’s ad says that Little told the Star Ledger that social security and medicare are unconstitutional, that she would end regulations on all corporations, kill the department of education, deny insurance coverage to sick people, and end corporate income taxes while imposing a 23% national sales tax. “Read the papers, Tea Party Approved Anna Little is too extreme for us” is the ad’s tag line.
When Pallone made these charges during the debate at Temple Shalom last Sunday, the crowd laughed at him. The ad provoked laughter in the Gallagher household this morning.
Both the Monmouth University poll and the National Research poll of the NJ-6 race indicated that Little’s only weakness (and Pallone’s only hope for reelection) is her low name recognition outside of Monmouth County. Pallone’s ad helps Little. I hope he keeps running it.
If anyone finds a video of the ad, please send it here. I want to post it.