Colbert Pays Tribute to the Tim Pawlenty Web Ad

Colbert Pays Tribute to the Tim Pawlenty Web Ad

Colbert Pays Tribute to the Tim Pawlenty Web Ad

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
March 23 2011 9:27 AM

Colbert Pays Tribute to the Tim Pawlenty Web Ad

The truest sign that Lucas Baiano's fast-cutting, hyper-dramatic ads for Pawlenty have "made it."

 

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Note the appearance of Katy Perry and the exploding psychic from Scanners; not, too, just how easily the shaky man-talking-at-podium effect has been recreated.

Why is Pawlenty's ad style parodied while similar videos from Sarah Palin and the RGA (the latter also by Baiano) were just remarked upon for a day or two? It's almost too obvious -- it's the contrast between the candidate and the style.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.