At the suggestion of Montana Right, a conservative who blogs here occasionally and has come up with a very funny idea, I propose a contest.
Here is a an excerpt from an Associated Press article back in the 1990s, describing an episode during Rick Hill’s affair with a cocktail waitress at the Sip N’ Dip Lounge in Great Falls, the bar with the live mermaid tank.
Spaulding remembered learning about the affair after Hill began coming home very late at night. She recalled packing their three sons, aged 18 months to 8 years, in a car once and driving to the Sip-N-Dip lounge where she saw Hill with the other woman. She said she begged him without success to come home.
The contest is: let’s see who can come up with the the most effective (or funniest) script for a campaign ad against Hill, regarding the above-referenced events. All readers may participate. Please simply post your script into the comments section. No special format required. Can be in the form a script, a descriptive paragraph or just a concept, of course, video submissions will also be accepted. Perhaps we’ll do an online poll to determine the winner.
And if any squeamish readers think that this exercise might cross the line or is not fair game, you are advised to remember that Hill tried to destroy Nancy Keenan in 2000 with a filthy campaign in which he told voters that she was unfit for public office because she was a childless single female and thus lacked family values. He was never held accountable, because Rehberg pushed him out of the race and went on to beat Keenan–though Rehbherg benefited from the stinging, durable innuendo of Hill’s attack and repeated it in his own campaign.
And remember, too, that Betti Hill (Rick’s second wife who is now measuring the drapes in the Capitol) was Hill’s attack-dog operative during his campaigns. In one instance, as was reported widely in the press at the time including in TIME Magazine, she even helped produce a third party TV ad, accusing her husband’s opponent of lacking family values.