By Ben Geman - 03/15/10 12:14 PM EDT
The sequel to the bizarre and widely-circulated “Demon
Sheep” ad from Republican Carly Fiorina’s California Senate
campaign aims to use incumbent Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerFeds weigh whether carbon pollution should be measured in highway performance Juan Williams: Dems should not take Latinos for granted Reid faces Sanders supporters' fury at DNC MORE’s (D) climate change
advocacy against her.
The strange new web video shows Boxer’s head enlarging until it breaks through the Capitol and becomes a blimp drifting across the country while the narrator attacks her on several fronts – including global warming.
Her alleged missteps include “proclaiming her cap-and-trade bill would clean the environment, indifferent that it would take already painful jobless numbers and make them dramatically worse,” the narrator states.
My colleagues at our Ballot Box and Blog Briefing Room pages wrote about the new ad here and here.
Boxer, with no GOP votes, steered a sweeping cap-and-trade bill through the Environment and Public Works Committee she chairs last year. Critics of cap-and-trade bills say they’ll cause big jumps in energy prices and hurt the economy.
But advocates point to EPA analyses showing that Boxer’s bill and a similar measure that passed the House last year would have minimal effects on household energy costs, and supporters also argue the measures would spur large-scale job creation in alternative energy sectors.
Anyway, Boxer’s bill is a non-starter in the full Senate and her co-sponsor, Sen. John KerryJohn KerryKerry: More 'work to do' in avoiding civilian casualties in Yemen Chaffetz presses Kerry on Clinton Foundation Trump poised to betray primary supporters on immigration MORE (D-Mass.), is instead working with Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Let special prosecutor probe Clinton emails The Trail 2016: Clinton’s ups and downs Graham: GOP being 'left behind' under Trump MORE (R-S.C.) on an alternative plan.