When we heard Christy Mihos had hired inventive adman Bill Hillsman — veteran of Paul Wellstone’s and Jesse Ventura’s successful campaigns in Minnesota — we knew we were in for some fun. And Mihos/Hillsman have delivered: An abrasive, funny late-night only spot which shows a cartoon Christy Mihos asking tough questions about the Big Dig, causing Beacon Hill bigwigs to stuff their heads up their asses. And it must be said that one of the animated Beacon Hill cranio-rectal contortionists bears a striking resemblance to Kerry Healey.
It’s pretty dark, absurd and angry … just about the perfect response to the Big Dig, no? This ad takes a big bite out of Healey; She’s already in the difficult position of having to act as the standard-bearer for an administration that enjoys only tepid public support, and now she’s portrayed as yet another Beacon Hill asshat. That’s gotta hurt.
I don’t think Christy would make much of a governor; when it comes to many policy nuts n’ bolts he seems to be winging it. But I like him. And folks like him have been — and remain — part of the solution in Massachusetts. Christy’s finally getting his revenge, and it’s been long time coming.