Watch this ad to the end

This campaign ad in a congressional race in Arizona for Democrat Steven David Brill, who is running against Republican opponent Paul Gosar, looks pretty run-of-the-mill until you get to the end.

I am guessing that Thanksgiving dinner for the Gosar clan is going to be somewhat strained.


  1. John Morales says

    I did watch it to the end.

    Looks like a typical political attack advertisement, condemning an opposing candidate.

    Is the interesting thing that the family of the candidate being attacked is part of the attack?
    I can’t dispute that’s uncommon.

    (Utterly uninformative about actual policy stances, but that’s par for the course)

  2. John Morales says

    So… I indulged myself.

    Paul is a devout family man and cherishes Arizona’s culture of family values. He and his wife Maude have been married for more than 25 years and have three children.


    Me, I’ve been married for [counts] 35 (!) years, but that’s since the Catholic ceremony I endured for the sake of our families — we eloped much earlier. Also, I have no children, by mutual design and to my eternal satisfaction.

    (And I think familial groupings are the second-smallest level of tribalism)

  3. StonedRanger says

    That’s one dinner I would like to be a fly on the wall. Btw, the ad says his name is David Brill. Your text says steven.

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