There may be no more derivative industry than Hollywood -- see
A close second in the been-there, seen-that category has to be the political advertising business, where it is the rare non-cookie-cutter spot that manages to cut through the clutter. Not that attention always translates to success; the infamous "Demon Sheep" ad produced for
The one thing it didn't do was help Fiorina defeat incumbent Democrat
The spot is aimed at San Diego mayoral candidate
"I don't want to say anything that will hurt me with my next client," Johnson said with a laugh before allowing as how the ad, filmed in a park outside Sacramento, "was a not a terribly expensive spot." (The biggest costs were doubtless for makeup and shredded wardrobe.) The 45-second spot features zombies in pirouette -- how often do those words show up describing a political ad? -- and accuses Fletcher of serial flip-flops.
Fletcher, who is the front-runner in the mayoral contest, has been targeted by opponents for his serial identities as a Republican, independent and, now, Democrat, though the attacks seem to have gained little traction. If anything, polls suggest, Fletcher's polyglot background may be helping him in the campaign.
The vote to replace former Democratic Mayor