Republican Candidate Doesn’t Hate Puppies
October 31, 2014
On the lighter side, The Week covers the Senate race in Arkansas.
What do you do when you have less than a week to edge out the Democratic incumbent for the Arkansas Senate seat? If you’re Republican candidate Tom Cotton, you come clean in a new ad, finally embracing that most controversial of issues: puppies.
“Mark Pryor and Washington insiders will say anything even if it’s false. The next thing you know, they’ll say I hate puppies,” he says while seated next to a freshly shorn Bichon Frise.
Then the truth comes out.
“OK, I’ll admit it took me a little while to warm up to Anna’s dog, Cowboy.” The camera cuts to Cowboy looking doe-eyed at the camera (good dog). “Just joking, Cowboy. I’m Tom Cotton… and I do love puppies.”
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In other news, “Republicans are people, too.”