The latest fainting-couch response to the Lena Dunham "first time" ad for the Obama campaign is from the deputy chair of the Minnesota GOP, who says it suggests that the Obama campaign is advised by Satan. Also, Erick Erickson tweets: "We do live in a fallen, depraved world destined for the fire."
Right -- Republicans would never put sex in a political ad.
The National GOP Senatorial Committee is denying accusations that a recently released Internet attack ad against Lieutenant Govenor Lee Fisher, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, is meant to depict him masturbating. The viral video shows a shirtless Fisher, sitting with eyes closed, set to suggestive music, uses wavy distortion of the photo and salaciously suggest that he "get the job done."
(For the record: "The shirtless image is taken from a few seconds from an on-camera conversation Fisher had with son, Jason, during the filming of a documentary on Ohio's 2006 gubernatorial campaign.")
Oh, and there was this stripper-centered right-wing PAC ad from a California special congressional election:
And, of course, the notorious ad against Harold Ford Jr. in a Tennessee Senate race, the one that ended with a whispery blonde asking Ford to "call me":
Sex in these ads is an ugly, nasty thing. Sex in the Dunham ad is, if things work out, a good, positive, mutual thing. Surprised that the parties' sex ads skew that way? Me either.