Clint Eastwood's much commented upon "Halftime in America" Chrysler ad has apparently raised the ire of some conservatives who dislike its implicit approval of the auto-bailout. The Weekly Standard is reporting that the spot's Detroit boosterism aside, it was filmed in Los Angeles and New Orleans. "Asked whether any part of the ad was filmed in Detroit, [Chrysler spokeswoman Dianna] Gutierrez said that previously taken footage from various parts of the Motor City was used. No image of Detroit was shot for the specific use in this ad," writes The Standard's Daniel Halper.
Add this to the the criticisms from Karl Rove, who said Monday morning, "I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, I thought it was an extremely well-done ad, but it is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics, and the president of the United States and his political minions are, in essence, using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising."
It's worth noting that beyond cheering Detroit, the ad made a case for the "coming together" of Americans in the face of adversity. How's that coming along anyway?
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