Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WATCH: Sierra Club Runs Cable Ad Urging Senators McCain and Flake To Vote For Obama's EPA Nominee

The environmental group The Sierra Club has been running a cable ad urging Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain (both Republicans) to vote for President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy.

The ad, titled "The Brain", claims that Arizonans are sick of Washington gridlock, and appeals to the Senators' occasional moves towards bipartisanship.  The National Sierra Club indicates that it is targeting the Phoenix and Cincinnati (Ohio) markets with the ad, which will continue running through the 15th.

A key obstacle to a vote on her nomination fell away yesterday when Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) announced that he would oppose filibustering McCarthy's nomination.  A couple of other GOP Senators are still outspoken in their opposition to her.

Text of ad (as provided by Sierra Club):
Let's take a look at what the average Arizonan thinks about Washington: gridlock, partisan bickering and no one working to protect our families from dangerous pollution.
So do Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake agree with our state? Let’s find out.
They have the chance to get Washington moving again by supporting a smart, experienced, bipartisan leader who has what it takes to protect our air and water from dangerous pollution: Gina McCarthy
Call Senators McCain and Flake today: ask them to support Gina McCarthy to head the EPA. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had a great laugh over their ad in today's Arizona Republic about Washington gridlock. Look closely at the picture, and it's obvious that it's not in the USA at all (right-hand drive cars, Proton Saga car, Yamaha 125cc motorcycle). 99% sure it's in the capital of Malaysia, not Washington.