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They Don't Approve THIS Message!

A "McCain-Palin 2008" ad runs next to an online porn parody of Palin. (

Modern technology! Just when you think you've got it mastered, it sneaks up and gets ya. Which seems to be how John McCain campaign ads this week ended up plastered online ..... right next to trailers for a Sarah Palin porno parody.

On Monday, the first minute of the movie -- with the cheap rhyming title you'd expect -- went online, the only part of the adult flick advertised as suitable for watching on office computers. The story of "Seera Paylin" -- played by look-alike Lisa Ann -- and two randy Russians is as tasteful and nuanced as you'd expect from Hustler, which produced the video. The only surprise? That "McCain-Palin 2008" ad on some Web sites that posted the clip (we found it on, an entertainment news blog), which links to the campaign's Web site.

What gives? The ads, powered by Google's AdSense system, are automatically programmed to run on partner sites whenever McCain's or Palin's name appears. But the computer doesn't make a distinction between, say, a video of the real Palin on SNL and the fake Palin on ..... er, foreign relations.

But darn -- the McCain campaign didn't return calls for comment.

By The Reliable Source  |  October 22, 2008; 12:01 AM ET
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Very Bad Taste

Posted by: Ajith Kumar | October 22, 2008 7:14 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: Ted | October 22, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Google has filters you can put in to stop stuff like this from happening. Apparently the marketing team is working super extra hard to protect Palin's name!

Posted by: JTW | October 22, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm...sorry, seein gher naked still won't get me to vote for her.

Posted by: DW | October 22, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Roxanne and Amy:

You should have left this one on the cutting room floor. I'm no Palin fan, but giving ANY extra visibility to a "porn parody" of a female candidate is nasty, mean, and hurts all professional women. You should apologize.

Posted by: Rob | October 22, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Actually, you can specify on your Adsense controls to restrict your ads from certain sites and maybe even domains, but that takes some anticipation. Google probably needs to add a "SafeAd" option the way they do to their search engine.

On the other hand, porn fans gotta vote, too.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 23, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

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