>Election Day academic humor

>On today, election day, I thought everyone could use a little election-inspired academic humor (funnier than the silly card in the post below). If you haven’t seen this before, you need to check it out: it’s a parody of a negative political ad, created in good humor by Jeremy D. Mayer, Associate Professor and Director of the Masters of Public Policy Program, School of Public Policy, George Mason University. The subject of the ad is John G. Geer, whose book, In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns, makes the argument that negative campaign ads benefit the democratic process. Here’s Mayer’s parody negative ad about Geer:

http://youtube.com/v/gUi9Z2VSq2k

I loved the bit about the “8 jobs in 14 years.” I never thought how weird that might sound to someone outside of academia! Too funny! And the best part of it all is that Geer apparently thinks it’s funny, and the U Chicago Press even posted about it on their blog (yes, they have a blog).

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