Wednesday, August 23, 2006
But How'd He Get the Bottle on the Plane?
The recent plot to bomb several U.S.-bound airliners using liquid explosives has made its way onto the political airwaves in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race.

Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., (D-Tennessee) references the terrorist conspiracy, which was foiled by British authorities, in his latest campaign ad, shot in the aisle of an empty passenger plane.

"Once again terrorists try to take down passenger planes. This time with liquid explosives," Ford tells viewers while brandishing a bottle of what appears to be an orange sports drink. "Thank God the British stopped them."

Ford also addresses border security and port security, the topic of one of his earlier spots, and recommends adopting all of the 9/11 Commission's 41 recommendations.

The ad was shot on a passenger plane in Smyrna, Tennessee, outside of Nashville, according to a campaign spokeswoman. Democratic media firm GMMB produced the spot, which begins airing statewide Thursday on broadcast and cable.

Ford is the Democratic nominee for the Senate seat being vacated by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R). The Republican nominee is Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker.
Posted By Robert Yoon, CNN Washington Bureau: 8/23/2006 05:35:00 PM ET | Permalink
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