Here’s the direct mail I got today from Mike Quigley, one of the candidates in the Democratic primary to fill the seat of Honorable Vacancy - IL05.
Um, it just me or does Quigley’s ad seem strikingly (some might say ‘actionably’) similar to Geico’s dollar bill ad?
Except for the quality of the image - Quigley’s ad looks like they took photos of Thin Mints and someone got a bit munchy on the Feigenholtz - I’d say Team Quigley is one googly eye away from a lawsuit.
And see, it sucks that now my attention has been drawn to this ad because I really like Mike Quigley - I think he’s more useful on the Cook County Board, but I like him.
But now, I’ve opened up the advert, so now I have to show you the most redonk photo of Blagojevich ever - not surprisingly directly next to Feigenholtz, Fritchey and Todd Stroger.
The man is many things, but he’s not that orange. Incredibly, my camera has actually improved its color and tone - the original provides a greater jack o’lantern effect.
There are also two missing commas in this sentence:
Sara Feigenholtz and John Fritchey voted for Rod Blagojevich’s sales tax hike that [sic] combined with Todd Stroger’s tax hike [sic] made Chicago’s sales tax the HIGHEST IN THE NATION.
(Yes, yes, I know. Who am I to cast the first grammar stone? But, seriously, I proof things I write for money.)
Given all the political circuses as of late, I, for one, am looking forward to the March 3rd primary.
And - provided Geico is not aggressively litigious - to Mike Quigley’s continued excellent work on the Cook County Board. (Sorry, Mike.)