Alex Massie

Vote for the Sheep!

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It's not the Coroner's race in New Orleans, but this GOP ad in California is still pretty special. In the race for the GOP Senate nomination it seems that the problem is, as Jon Chait points out, that Tom Campbell isn't a sheep. And that's bad. Very baaaad. (Sorry.)

Among his crimes? Thinking that California's fiscal predicament might be alleviated, just a little, by increasing taxes on gasoline. The whole thing has a mesmerising quality that is quite splendid and well worth your time. We need this sort of political advertising in Britain...

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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