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VIDEO: Democrat Jane Harman Admits, ‘Ahmadinejad Was . . . My Boyfriend!’

Posted on | August 22, 2010 | 47 Comments

Profiting from the sale of dual-use technology to Iran? Rep. Jane Harman (D-Transylvania) might have gotten away with this monstrous scheme, had it not been for Young Mattie Fein:

You knew when Ladd Ehlinger Jr. went to Hollywood, he’d produce something brilliant. Here’s the script:

FRAU HARMAN: Ahmadinejad! Ahmadinejad! We have done it! I’m going to set you free. Would you like that?
MONSTER: (groans)
FRAU HARMAN: They wanted to keep you from Iran! I am going to help you! I’m going to –
MATTIE FEIN: Frau Harman! What are you doing?
FRAU HARMAN: I’m going to set it free!
MATTIE FEIN: Are you insane? That stuff’s deadly!
FRAU HARMAN: We’ll worry about it later in the next war . . . which will make me even richer!
MONSTER: (leaps off the table, screaming.)
MATTIE FEIN: Get back! It has rotten ethics!
FRAU HARMAN: It is not rotten!
MATTIE FEIN: It’s rotten, I tell you! Rotten!
FRAU HARMAN: I’m not afraid! I know what the electorate likes!
(begins playing violin. Monster follows, swatting the air)
MATTIE FEIN: It was you who voted for the bailouts to enrich Wall Street!
FRAU HARMAN: (violin stroke) Yes!
MATTIE FEIN: And it was you that confessed that TARP didn’t create jobs or help small business!
FRAU HARMAN: (violin stroke) Yes!
MATTIE FEIN: It was YOU that said you were for freedom of the press when you tried to block stories instead saying how awful you were!
FRAU HARMAN: (violin stroke) Yes!
MATTIE FEIN: It was YOU who said you were pro-Israel when in reality, you were doing business with companies in Iran!
FRAU HARMAN: (violin stroke) Yes! Yes! Say it! Ahmadinejad was . . . my . . . boyfriend!!!
MONSTER: (goes crazy)

Among the points made in the video:

  • Harman “voted for the bailouts to enrich Wall Street” and “confessed that TARP didn’t create jobs or help small business.”

Harman was one of 140 House Democrats who voted for the TARP bailout in September 2008, when the bill failed, and then voted for it again in October 2008, when it passed. TARP provided $185 billion to insurance giant AIG, $45 billion for Citigroup and $138 for Bank of America. Harman also voted for the $879 stimulus bill in January 2009. In a July 21, 2010, e-mail newsletter, Harman wrote: “The national unemployment rate remains unacceptably high, and LA County’s work force is suffering.  I am disappointed that the TARP program has failed to loosen credit for many local businesses and individuals, and that stimulus spending has not created more local jobs.”

  • Harman “said you were for freedom of the press when you tried to block stories instead saying how awful you were.”

In November 2004, Harman contacted New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Phil Taubman urging him to kill a story on the Bush administration’s surveillance program. Salon’s Glenn Greenwald excoriated Harman for her double standards on wiretapping. Harman’s multimillionaire husband recently bought Newsweek, creating questions about the Democrat’s influence in the media.

  • Harman has been “doing business with companies in Iran.”

The Democrat’s stake in Harman International involves “AKG Acoustics of Austria, a wholly owned subsidiary . . . [which] distributes electronic products in Iran under the name of Fowzi Electronics, Ltd in Tehran, Iran.  . . . AKG is materially assisting Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism,” Fein says. The U.S. military employs AKG communications equipment, which therefore qualifies as “dual-use technology,” Fein says.

How timely that this video should be released while Iran is making headlines:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must be very grateful for Jane Harman’s assistance. And Frau Harman’s Republican challenger in California’s 36th District will be grateful for your assistance.

MATTIE FEIN for U.S. CONGRESS

UPDATE (Smitty): Welcome, Instapundit readers!

UPDATE II (RSM): In addition to the coveted “Heh” from Professor Reynolds, Mattie Fein’s cinematic debut also gets rave reviews from Sissy Willis (cross-posted at Riehl World View and Liberty Pundits), Bob Belvedere, The Lonely Conservative, Daley GatorRuby Slippers and California TCOT, and is praised by Ed Driscoll as “Great Moments in Political Advertising.”

Ben Smith at Politico gives me no linky-love, but that’s OK. I was on the set when Ladd shot the ad:

Mona Lee Goss as Frau Harman.

Mattie Fein with Steel Chambers as the Monster and Jack Marino as Igor.

Whatever you do, don’t question Jane Harman’s patriotism!

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Comments

  • http://thelastshow.org thelastshow – Karen

    Infusing the Mattie Fein message into an epic tale- creative genius! Ladd Ehlinger Jr strikes again with another ad that’s sure to make the talking heads wildly spin!

  • http://thelastshow.org thelastshow – Karen

    Infusing the Mattie Fein message into an epic tale- creative genius! Ladd Ehlinger Jr strikes again with another ad that’s sure to make the talking heads wildly spin!

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Are you going to wear your Frankenstein suit to the 9/12 rally, Stacy?

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Are you going to wear your Frankenstein suit to the 9/12 rally, Stacy?

  • http://datechguy.wordpress.com datechguy

    From this moment on I will not be able to hear the words “Jane Harman” without imagining horses neighing in my head

  • http://datechguy.wordpress.com datechguy

    From this moment on I will not be able to hear the words “Jane Harman” without imagining horses neighing in my head

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  • FenelonSpoke

    I will send her some money based on that ad and the fact she’s not a Democrat. At this point I’m a DINO, disgusted by my party too.

  • FenelonSpoke

    I will send her some money based on that ad and the fact she’s not a Democrat. At this point I’m a DINO, disgusted by my party too.

  • http://www.consultjohn.com John LaRosa

    Too funny! Love Ladd’s stuff and have been quietly, behind the scenes, introducing him to clients. My only question is, Stacy, during the “procedure”, Ladd got part of your wonderful brain…but what did you get from him?

  • http://www.consultjohn.com John LaRosa

    Too funny! Love Ladd’s stuff and have been quietly, behind the scenes, introducing him to clients. My only question is, Stacy, during the “procedure”, Ladd got part of your wonderful brain…but what did you get from him?

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    @John LaRosa
    I had been about to post concerning the whistling noise in my head. . .

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    @John LaRosa
    I had been about to post concerning the whistling noise in my head. . .

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  • John

    I’m sure Newsweek will be jumping on this story any minute now…

  • John

    I’m sure Newsweek will be jumping on this story any minute now…

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  • http://spleenville.com/ Andrea Harris

    I’m still worried that nobody got any cappuccino.

  • http://spleenville.com/ Andrea Harris

    I’m still worried that nobody got any cappuccino.

  • http://gripernews.blogspot.com Wisco

    When are you going to go on the warpath against Cheney for all the money he made from deals with Iran?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7119752/

  • http://gripernews.blogspot.com Wisco

    When are you going to go on the warpath against Cheney for all the money he made from deals with Iran?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7119752/

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Where was the zipper on the Monster’s neck?

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Where was the zipper on the Monster’s neck?

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  • http://www.coldfury.com Randy Rager

    OMG Cheneyburton! Hallibush!

    BWHAHAHAHAHA!

    Man, that never gets old!

  • http://www.coldfury.com Randy Rager

    OMG Cheneyburton! Hallibush!

    BWHAHAHAHAHA!

    Man, that never gets old!

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  • 5ftflirt

    “(D-Transylvania)”

    LOL.

  • 5ftflirt

    “(D-Transylvania)”

    LOL.

  • Brian

    I barely have a dime the IRS doesn’t claim but Mattie’s getting the price of admission from me.
    Were I a Dem, I’d even say she’s getting one (or more) of my votes but alas tis not to be in this democracy.

  • Brian

    I barely have a dime the IRS doesn’t claim but Mattie’s getting the price of admission from me.
    Were I a Dem, I’d even say she’s getting one (or more) of my votes but alas tis not to be in this democracy.

  • SDN

    Is it my imagination, or does “Igor” have a strong resemblance to John Colicos (Baltar on the original Battlestar Galactica)?

    “The final elimination of the race known as Rethuglicans…”

  • SDN

    Is it my imagination, or does “Igor” have a strong resemblance to John Colicos (Baltar on the original Battlestar Galactica)?

    “The final elimination of the race known as Rethuglicans…”

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  • Agoraphobic Plumber

    There needs to be more humor in politics. People would pay more attention to political ads if the ads not only had actual content, but were couched in a fun format like this. Political season should be as full of fun commercials as the super bowl.

    And having a candidate who’s kind of hot doesn’t hurt, either.

    But alas, while in light of the Dems’ performance I fully support giving the Repubs another shot, I’m not holding my breath for a good performance on their part, either. Last time The Party of Limited Government had the reins, we got Medicare D, one mostly elective war and a credible attempt at crypto-amnesty for illegals. I pray they do better this time.

  • Agoraphobic Plumber

    There needs to be more humor in politics. People would pay more attention to political ads if the ads not only had actual content, but were couched in a fun format like this. Political season should be as full of fun commercials as the super bowl.

    And having a candidate who’s kind of hot doesn’t hurt, either.

    But alas, while in light of the Dems’ performance I fully support giving the Repubs another shot, I’m not holding my breath for a good performance on their part, either. Last time The Party of Limited Government had the reins, we got Medicare D, one mostly elective war and a credible attempt at crypto-amnesty for illegals. I pray they do better this time.

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com Barney Frank

    Wisco — When we go after John Kerry for the millions he made selling rations to the military. Wake me up when the Dems look into that.

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com Barney Frank

    Wisco — When we go after John Kerry for the millions he made selling rations to the military. Wake me up when the Dems look into that.

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  • Hucklebuck

    Blucher!!

  • Hucklebuck

    Blucher!!

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    Loved it! Linked it.

  • http://primordialslack.com Joan of Argghh!

    Loved it! Linked it.

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