Summer Ends, Ads Go Up
August 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Some of our critics happily noted we have been on a bit of a hiatus. Yes, we broke out of our blogger basement for the summer. We’re sorry. Can you blame us for not wanting to spend the summer writing about the debt ceiling or the nonsense coming out of the Kennedy campaign?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve notice that Mayor Ballard and Melina Kennedy are both up on television. Ballard’s ad touts accomplishments of fiscal responsibility, fixing neighborhoods and lower taxes and crime. Pretty much what you would expect from an incumbent. Mayor Ballard has said several times he is running to his record and this ad is a prime example of doing just that.
Kennedy’s ad struck us as a bit odd. The first half is the typical bio advertisement about how she helped pay her way through college as a waitress, is married and has kids. The second half is focused on education. It seems like an odd thing for a candidate for Mayor to make a focal point of their campaign since the Mayor of Indianapolis doesn’t have any control of education outside of charter schools. Maybe we need to draft a job description so Melina Kennedy understands the office she is seeking. Right now, it sounds like she wants Eugene White’s job.