In an effort to tap into the zeitgeist, the Republican National Committee has launched a new advertisement putting a twist on the infamous
emergency chute exit of Jetblue flight attendant Steven Slater. The
video, which has a similar aesthetic to early Jib-Jab creations,
features Barack Obama as a stern airplane pilot who informs his
passengers (Democratic congressmen) that he's going to be visiting their
home states on a national fund-raising tour. The congressmen, naturally,
bail on the president via the emergency chute, emitting a stream of shrieks that lasts the entire minute of the ad.
(Speaking of shrieks,
former DNC chairman Howard Dean's famous campaign scream also makes an inexplicable appearance.)
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