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The Year’s most Bazaar Campaign Ads!

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It may just be August, but there’s already been plenty of crazy out there this year when it comes to campaign ads. From the repugnant morgues of Louisiana to the surreal valleys of California, we’re counting down the top  most bizarre political ads of 2010 (so far):

Pamela Gorman, Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District.
Pamela Gorman likes guns. Really, really likes guns. The ad proudly totes her 100% rating from the NRA. But perhaps more telling is that in the 43-second ad, Gorman finds the time to shoot a Thompson submachine gun (twice), an AR-15 assault rifle, some kind of pistol and what looks (to my untrained northeastern suburban eyes) like a .357 magnum revolver.

She also did something about taxes once. And she’s pretty. But that stuff’s secondary – man, look at her shoot! And with the possibility of a repeal of the D.C. handgun ban, those are the sort of skills the voting citizens of the Arizona 3rd congressional district are (apparently) looking for when it comes to electing their next representative.
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 Dwight McKenna, New Orleans Coroner.
Who do you want running the morgues of New Orleans: Dr. Frankenstein, or Dr. Dwight McKenna?
That's the implicit question in this pretty gross 30-second spot, where McKenna accuses current incumbent coroner, Dr. Frank Minyard, of selling body parts from unclaimed corpses (something Minyard says he absolutely, positively, has not done. At least not since 1990. But it was kind of legal back then!).
Also, bonus points for whoever can identify the fake organ that makes its appearance at :16 (I think it's a liver).
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Anti-Meg Whitman, California Gubernatorial.
To be totally honest I actually haven't been able to listen to a word this computer generated Whitman says. And I've watched the thing half a dozen times. I'm transfixed by the incredibly (INCREDIBLY) creepy animation of the Whitman digital avatar. This is the stuff of nightmares.

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Dale Peterson, Just Kind of Hanging Out.
After Dale Peterson lost the race for Ag Commissioner, we assumed that’d be the last we’d see from him on the airwaves. Thankfully, we were wrong. Peterson is stumping for another candidate in the race, but the main tenant of his argument is centered around keeping
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