Saturday, September 20, 2014
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GOP recruits actors to play "hicky" West Virginians -- from South Philly!

GOP recruits actors to play "hicky" West Virginians -- from South Philly!

Filmed at the Oregon Diner, no less!

A Republican ad that shows a couple of regular-looking guys commiserating in a diner about West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) turns out to have been shot with actors, from a script, in Philadelphia.

But not just any actors: “We are going for a ‘Hicky’ Blue Collar look,” read the casting call for the ad, being aired by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “These characters are from West Virginia so think coal miner/trucker looks.”

So I guess the debate becomes, is this a bigger insult to West Virginia or Philadelphia?
 

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