***New Talking Point Alert***
Brian Rogers and Doug Holtz-Eakin, the McCain campaign spokesman and senior economic adviser respectively, unveiled a cinematic new line of attack on Sen. Barack Obama’s energy policy today. During today’s McCain campaign-organized conference call, which also featured North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, both campaign officials repeatedly referred to Obama as "Dr. No," the eponymous villain from the first James Bond film, for his opposition to some of Sen. John McCain’s recent energy proposals. Here’s what Rogers had to say:
For the record, Obama didn’t actually say "no" to McCain’s battery prize. From Obama’s speech in Las Vegas earlier today:
And here’s Holtz-Eakin, responding to Obama’s derision of McCain’s claim that new off-shore drilling would have a beneficial "psychological impact." From the conference call:
I, for one, welcome this development. If the McCain camp decides to pursue this attack, it could produce some entertaining Bond-themed advertising, starring the Arizona senator, clad in a tuxedo. Shaken or stirred?? The mash-up possibilities are endless.