Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
About this Blog   |   On Twitter   |   Follow us on Facebook   |   RSS Feeds RSS Feed

McDonnell makes his TV debut as governor in Virginia parks commercials

Anita Kumar

It's not election season again, but Bob McDonnell is back on the airwaves.

McDonnell is appearing in his first TV commercials since he was sworn in as Virginia's 71st governor in January. The pair of ads are for the state parks (a bit ironic since he faced a heap of criticism for suggesting Virginia close five of them to help offset a $4 billion budget shortfall).

In case you are wondering, like we were, why the governor is wearing a suit jacket for the commercials, it turns out he actually filmed his part way back in April 2009, when he was a candidate and appeared at one of Virginia's most venerable political traditions, the Shad Planking.

No, the people filming the commercials didn't know McDonnell would be elected governor all that long ago. They also got Democrats Brian Moran and Terry McAuliffe on tape. Alas, Democrat Creigh Deeds, McDonnell's actual opponent in the general election, skipped the event altogether and never got filmed -- at least not there.

Check out the ads below:

By Anita Kumar  |  March 2, 2010; 7:30 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: UPDATED: Senator claims McDonnell created atmosphere conducive to Westboro anti-gay protest
Next: McDonnell appoints Canada to ABC Board

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company