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Greenpeace plays matchmaker for 'Bob McD'

(Cross-posted from the Post Carbon blog.)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is the latest target of Greenpeace's PolluterWatch campaign, as the group launched a new dating ad spoof mocking the governor's push for offshore oil drilling.

The PolluterHarmony video, a takeoff on a popular dating service, shows an oil executive named "Rex" (with an ExxonMobile mug by his side) discussing being matched with his multiple love interests--including dictators from the Mideast and Latin America, and a guy named "Bob McD" from Virginia.

"Bob pops up and winks at me and I said, 'No way, this guy's way too clean cut for me,'" Rex recounts.

Alluding to the fact that oil companies are just as interested in getting oil from overseas as from offshore of the U.S., the video includes a line from Rex in which he says of Bob, "He's OK with open relationships, no problem. Right now it's hot and heavy and things are really flowing."


Despite the harsh message, McDonnell's folks seem to have a sense of humor about the whole thing.

"That video is horribly offensive and way off," the governor's spokeswoman Stacey Johnson wrote in an e-mail. "the real Bob McDonnell has much better hair."

Read the full post by Juliet Eilperin.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  March 25, 2010; 7:13 PM ET
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