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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

MN Publius Bloggers Call Out Michael Brodkorb on Norm Coleman's Scorched Earth Adman


Failed School Board candidate and Embarrassment to the Republican Party, Tom Swift is helping out.

# Demrock6 Sep 25th, 2007 at 8:43 am

Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t this also the guy who the Mark Kennedy for Congress campaign used in 2004 showing Saddam with Patty Wetterling? What about the white girl gushing “I met Harold at the playboy party” about Black senate candidate Harold Ford in Tennessee?

Scott Howell is a scorched Earth ad man. I am glad Norm Coleman is showing his true colors once again.
# 11 Sean Sep 25th, 2007 at 8:50 am

There is a lot more on Scott Howell– Norm Coleman should be ashamed for himself for hiring such a negative and hateful person as his advertising consultant.

# 12 Michael B. Brodkorb Sep 25th, 2007 at 9:26 am


Please post the image from the ad of former Senator Cleland next to Bin Laden and Hussein.

If it’s true that Cleland’s image appears next to Bin Laden and Hussein in the ad, it shouldn’t be any trouble for you.

That’s what I thought - you can’t do it.
# 13 Zack Sep 25th, 2007 at 9:33 am

Michael, your nitpicking is not a defense, it just makes you look desperate. John McCain denounced the ad. Its a dispicable ad. You yourself will not defend the ad. You are making a distinction without a difference. Even if what you say is true, its still a dispicable ad.
# 14 Nitro Sep 25th, 2007 at 10:11 am


You’re desparately splitting hairs here. You should be embarassed.
# 15 Sean Sep 25th, 2007 at 10:36 am


It’s not rocket science. When you view the video it shows pictures of Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein and then pictures of Max Cleland, a decorated veteran of Vietnam. This inspired John McCain, noted liberal (ahem) to describe it as

“Putting pictures of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden next to a picture of a man who lost three limbs on the battlefield— it’s worse than disgraceful, it’s reprehensible.”

I asked a simple question Michael– is this what Norm Coleman considers supporting Americas veterans? By putting thousands of dollars in the coffers of a man who attacked the courage, patriotism and integrity of our veterans?

And I’m still waiting for you to express your shock at your paymaster for hiring such a hateful and negative consultant.

# 16 Kerosene Hat Sep 25th, 2007 at 11:01 am


The images appear next to each other in the time sequence not on the screen. Both are correct uses of the term “next to”. If I were to say out loud the words “Bush is” and then say the words “the worst president ever” would you infer a certain message from that?

Either you aren’t very bright or are choosing to be deceptive, take your pick.
# 17 Michael B. Brodkorb Sep 25th, 2007 at 11:26 am

BTW Sean, the ad does not compare former Senator Cleland to Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

I’m not defending the ad, but at least be accurate in your attacks about it.
# 18 Nitro Sep 25th, 2007 at 11:41 am


Clearly, the image of Osama Bin Laden served a purpose, or it wouldn’t be in the ad.

Can you explain to me what Bin Laden’s image was doing there?

What purpose did Bin Laden’s image serve?