OK, so I was totally catching up with the McCain campaign, and I noticed that one of their recent TV spots trots out two familiar names, Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko, and one new, puzzling one: lovable sitcom mainstay William "Bill" Daily.
And I can see what McCain is trying to do: Daily's character in I Dream of Jeannie, Roger Healey, was a treacherous bachelor, an unrepentant hedonist always trying to steal Larry Hagman's adorable slave away; in the Bob Newhart Show, Bill played Howard Borden, an inept man-child who was somehow trusted to pilot commercial airlines and always managed to make life difficult for Bob and gorgeous Suzanne Pleshette with his bumbling shenanigans. OK, so they're not the greatest role models.
Daily had a long, distinguished career in Hollywood, and I guess he somehow got involved in Chicago politics through a series of events I really don't understand, but throwing him into the mix with Ayers and Rezko is bound to backfire. I mean, people loved Bill Daily! Did you ever see him on Match Game? Or ALF? So good!
Yes, yes, this is the whole "Obama as celebrity" thing, but this is not going to work. Just you wait. Plus, the picture McCain uses in his ad is so bad it totally doesn't even look like him! And he misspells his name! How embarrassing.