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Ad Making Fun Of Democrat Takes One-Day Break

Freedom's Watch has been ridiculing Colorado Senate candidate Mark Udall's past support for a Department of Peace, but today it gives the Democratic congressman a day off.

It's in honor of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

But back to the ridicule...

This new ad from Freedom's Watch features a middle-aged hippie wearing a tie-dye shirt and what looks like a long-haired wig showing off the unofficial Department of Peace, which is...a Volkswagen bus packed with some suspicious smoke. The faux hippie tells us that Udall wanted to spend billions on a Department of Peace. The fine print cites congressional votes five and seven years old.

Udall says he doesn't support the idea anymore; not sure what will happen to the van.

Here's the ad:

Meanwhile, or a more-somber-but-still-military note, VoteVets put up a new online ad yesterday charging that McCain intends to reinstate the draft. (In the two clips in the ad, he doesn't give a flat "No" but also doesn't come close to saying "Yes" either.) No hippies in that ad.

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