GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign posted a revised ad today, which uses a generic State Fair logo instead of the actual one.
Fair officials had objected to the campaign's use of the logo. The Bachmann campaign said yesterday they believed they had the legal right to use the logo but agreed to pull it and substituted it with a generic logo.
But the matter still isn't resolved. Brienna Schuette at the Minnesota State Fair says Fair officials are talking to the Minnesota Attorney General's office about whether the new, generic logo is okay. Schuette says "there's still discussion" about this.
The actual content of Bachmann's ad hasn't changed, despite the fact that the claims in the ad were not altogether accurate.
UPDATE 5:49 p.m.: State Fair spokeswoman Brienna Schuette says "the AG is now involved in getting the Minnesota State Fair name and logo pulled. It appears that the ads with the original logo are still running on some stations."
I know there is a word for "not all together accurate," its right there at the tip of my tounge. In fact it often comes to mind when I hear Michelle speak, whatever could that word be?
Henk: Do any of these fit?
Okay, one of them I just made up; I admit. Glad to help! :)
I saw the "revised" ad while watching the Twins game last night. The "generic" logo has the text "Minnesota State Fair" exactly as it is in the official logo, only in a different font. The word "Fair" is large and the "Minnesota State" sits on top of it. Instead of a background of fireworks there is a Ferris wheel (or maybe a wagon wheel). But my first reaction was to wonder if that might be an old version of the logo. It was enough like the current logo that I figured this whole process was not over. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Henk, might I suggest half-truth. They changed the logo, but clearly intend to confuse viewers. They must want the positive association with the state fair, and want to make it look like Clark is attacking the fair. About "Jim the election guy": do the people who make attack ads have no shame at all?