Schumer Stars In McConnell Ad

The "silly season" is in full swing down in the Bluegrass State.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made Sen. Chuck Schumer the star of his latest campaign ad. Calling it an ad may be a stretch because there have been no air time purchases for this humorous video. A McConnell aide says the "decision has not been made" to purchase ad time in Kentucky.

In the ad/web video, a Tony Soprano style narrator attacks Chuck Schumer, tying him to a hippie museum and the  MoveOn.org ad against Gen. David Petraeus. The ad shows Schumer embracing Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.

All of this is somehow designed to attack McConnell opponent Bruce Lunsford, a Democrat, because Schumer is chairman of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee. It's clearly aimed at connecting the Democratic challenger to a liberal New Yorker.

Lunsford is not mentioned once in the ad.