Last summer, I questioned the legality and ethics of Senator Scott Brown raising money by, in effect, scalping tickets to a Lowell Spinners game, at which Scotto's buddy at Zoll Medical handed out Scotto bobblehead dolls. (Side note: Brown's campaign spokespeople responded to that item by saying the scheme had been reviewed and approved by legal consultant -- and now state representative -- Dan Winslow.)
Well, today Scotto is doing it again (this time, the Zoll-supplied bobbles feature bobbleheaded Scott in his famous pickup truck) and some Massachusetts progressives are having a little fun with it.
They'll be announcing it later today, but I'm here to give you your first look at the result.
I am told there will be a media ad buy for this spot, not just the web video. There is also a web site, bobbleheadBrown.com -- all courtesy of MassUniting. MassUniting's purpose, if I understand correctly, is to spend the next 15 months or so insulting Senator Brown; it is a coalition of progressive organizations, including City Life/Vida Urbana, Massachusetts Jobs for Justice, the Chinese Progressive Association, Chelsea Collaborative, MCAN, and Project RIGHT.
Judging by this effort, it could be a fun 15 months.
BTW, don't let any feelings about the politics prevent you from going to the game -- Spinners are still great entertainment at a terrific venue for little money, and you don't need to pay the Scotto mark-up to get one of the very cool bobbleheads. Autographed editions of last year's currently fetch $99 on ebay!