Might as well link. Everyone else will.

Says Drudge:

The DRUDGE REPORT has obtained an exclusive copy of a “scary” campaign advertisement created by Hollywood producer and director David Zucker that was intended to be used by GOP organizations in the closing weeks of the 2006 campaign.

However, the advertisement was deemed “too hot” by GOP strategists all across Washington, DC who have refused to use it!…

One GOP strategist said “jaws dropped” when the ad was first viewed. “Nobody could believe Zucker thought any political organization could use this ad. It makes a point, but it’s way over the top.”

But according to Jewish Journal in a report dated October 6:

Funded by pro-Republican, tax-exempt 527 groups, the ads will appear on YouTube, the Drudge Report and America Weakly, a new parody site run by the Republican National Committee (RNC) that purports to show what the country would look like under Democratic control. The RNC asked Zucker to make the spoof ads because of his “stellar reputation and high-quality production,” said Tara Wall, director of outreach communications.

It’s not up at America Weakly — yet. Will it be, or per Drudge, has the GOP decided to pass? They might as well: now that Drudge and YouTube have it, everyone will see it anyway. Keeping it off AW lets them claim they’re taking the high road.

On the other hand, how much of a high road is left when you’re running a parody site called “America Weakly”?

Jewish Journal says there’s another Zucker ad coming, this one having to do with taxes. Stay tuned.

Update: Another good one.

Update: I’d forgotten that Zucker got into the ad game during the last election, too. Click the image to see what he put together for the Club for Growth.

zucker2.jpg

Update: No surprise here: the Zucker ad has been flagged as inappropriate at YouTube.

Charles Johnson e-mails to say someone’s also been messing with the hit count.