Terry McAuliffe on Environment
Democratic nominee for Governor; previously DNC Chair
One ad would show a cute little blond girl holding up a glass and asking "May I please have some more arsenic in my water, Mommy?"
We did another ad at the same time hitting the Bush administration for moving to stop testing salmonella in ground beef used in the federal school-lunch program, a test that the Clinton administration had instituted. That ad showed a little boy holding up a plate with a hamburger on it.
"More salmonella in my cheeseburger, please," the kid says.
The ads worked because people already knew for themselves that Bush had little interest in protecting people from toxic chemicals. The voiceover of the ads confirmed what people suspected: "Bush tried to roll back protections against arsenic in drinking water and salmonella in school lunches."