I don't think this political ad works--it's supposed to make me vote for Jeff Merkley, but instead it makes me want to hang out with Gordon Smith. I mean, the ad opens by saying "Gordon Smith sure knows how to throw a party!"

And while I don't want "the guys from Wall Street," George Bush, or "oil executives" to run the country, I do want to put on a fancy dress and sip champagne. Plus, Smith sends out embossed invitations! He's classy. I'd RSVP yes.