Tuesday, March 25, 2014

OMG Mitch McConnell Ad Mistakes Duke for University of Kentucky

From ESPN:

Mitch McConnell's latest campaign video hit all the necessary Kentucky high points: horse racing, bluegrass -- and Duke basketball?

The campaign was scrambling Tuesday morning to remove an online video that features a split-second clip of Duke basketball players celebrating their 2010 national championship.

The mistake comes as the basketball-crazy state of Kentucky prepares for its biggest game of the year. Eighth-seeded Kentucky and fourth-seeded Louisville face off in the Sweet 16 on Friday night in Indianapolis.

"The ad was intended to highlight Kentucky's basketball dominance and obviously the web ad vendor has become so accustomed to watching national championship celebrations in the Bluegrass State that they made a mistake with one of the images," said McConnell spokeswoman Allison Moore, a Kentucky graduate. "Obviously we were horrified by the error and quickly changed it."

(ht James Jones)


  1. I see LBJ's grand kiddies were very active in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend.

    I wonder if Mitch has any comment on that ?

  2. I wouldn't trust Jesse Benton to run an ice cream stand.

  3. I really like your blog, but that picture is Christian Laettner after he hit the buzzer-beater to eliminate Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional.

    1. Duh, that's the picture the ran.