Who would have thought that a positive television advertisement about pulling together to overcome adversity would be so controversial? But some GOP operatives are complaining that the ad by Chrysler during the Super Bowl was political payback to President Obama for bailing out auto companies. “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,” former Bush administration political adviser Karl Rove said on Fox News. But actor Clint Eastwood, who narrated and appeared in the commercial, said that the ad wasn’t about Obama. “It was meant to be a message about job growth and the spirit of America,” Eastwood said. “ I think all politicians will agree with it.” Or they should.
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