This commercial for Congressional hopeful Sam Graves from Missouri illustrates exactly how to run for public office in the midwest; you link your opponent to the sinful, sinful West coast:
Radley Balko at Reason.com asks:
I'm trying to figure out how the three dancers are supposed to represent "San Francisco values." Maybe the black guy in the cowboy hat is gay? But then why is he dancing with two women? Maybe it's because one of the women is white. But then, the white woman also has a lesbian haircut. Maybe it's the dancing itself? Or they're all illegal immigrants? Maybe they're planning a visit to the abortion clinic after happy hour.I was too stunned by those incredible production values to think about it. What really makes me smile is imagining the group of midwestern Missourians picking out the costumes, actors and music and then filming that dance sequence, trying to make it look as gay as possible; that's probably why it looks like they stepped right out of 1986.