It seems an old favourite of ours, former HP dictator, Carly Fiorina, is making headlines again, this time for her demon sheep and badly rendered computer generated lightning bolts from above.
In a most bizarre political smear ad aimed at Fiorina’s senate seat rival, Republican Tom Campbell, the former HP head takes a stab at FCINOs – or “Fiscal Conservatives in Name Only."
Starting out with pastoral imagery of sheep frolicking happily over hills as a narrator speaks of “purity,” “piety,” ”wholesome,” “honorable” and “true believers,” the dream soon turns to night-meh as a red-eyed cuddly toy resembling demon sheep elevates above the rest atop a cartoonish faux Greek column.
But the sky suddenly darkens and lightning strikes the sheep’s precarious podium, sending it hurtling to the ground. Hopefully for a soft lambding.
Carly’s campaign goes on to lamb-bast Campbell for being an odious and unpronounceable FCINO, as images show a creepy looking figure dressed in a sheep outfit with glowing red eyes. An anti-sheep. A wolf in sheep’s fake clothing. A demon sheep from the depths of hell. Scary stuff.
The ad is in fact so silly it hasbeen dubbed “the attack ad so bad nobody wanted to believe it was real,” with TV commentator for MSNBC, Rachel Maddow [Shurely Meadow? – Ed] commenting “it looks like it was made by Monty Python.”
In response to Carly’s bleating, some republicans have changed their twitter avatars to demon sheep, whilst Chuck DeVore set up his own website at demonsheep.org establishing the creation of his “Society for the Eradication of Demon Sheep from our Political Discourse,” or the catchy acronym S.F.T.E.O.D.S.F.O.P.D.
Of course, Carly, famous for her carlyfornia political dreaming, is also a board member for Taiwanese chip maker TSMC. Her and Morris Chang must make for a heck of a stand-up act at board meetings. Shear genius.