Pawlenty's Video Magic-Maker Signs with Rick Perry

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Sept. 21 2011 8:41 AM

Pawlenty's Video Magic-Maker Signs with Rick Perry

Via Burns and Haberman, we learn that Lucas Baiano, the Michael Bay of political video-making, has risen phoenix-like from the Pawlenty campaign to craft for Rick Perry. Fans of Baiano's previous work will recognize all of the signatures here. Dilapidation! Lens flare! Slogans! Hope! Flags!

Baiano continues to wring excitement out of the most banal imagery. For example, here's the most exciting ribbon-cutting in history:

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And the material is easier to work with. Perry's emotive drawl works with the booming soundtrack better than Pawlenty's flat twang ever did.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.