Rick Scott Ad Parodies Say Yes to the Dress, Very Notion of Serious Political Advertising

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Perhaps the only thing with less integrity on television than reality TV is political advertising. Both twist facts into overly dramatic fake drama, but one genre is meant for brain-dead entertainment and the other is meant to help shape the future of our democracy.

So it's a little ironic that the College Republican National Committee has produced a pro-Rick Scott ad that parodies reality TV mainstay Say Yes to the Dress. The ad, though, quickly goes from slightly ironic to downright surreal.

We don't even know where to begin with this, though we would like to point out that the "Rick Scott" dress actually looks quite a bit like the dress Carol Crist wore when she married Charlie Crist.

We guess we could also point out how insulting this is to the intelligence of voters, especially young female voters, but we figured that would be insulting our readers' intelligence because it's just so obvious.

Besides that, really, we have no words.

Well except maybe some suggestions for better reality TV-theme Rick Scott ads! What better way to respond to a dumb joke than with dumb jokes?

Real Housewives of Tallahassee -- In which an angry Italian woman sits across from a Charlie Crist clones and yells, "You were flipping, you Constitution whore! Switched positions -- 19 times!" before flipping over a table.

Top Gear: Florida -- In which two men try to race across Florida in old cars, since they have no other choice because there is no high-speed rail system.

Florida's Next Top Governor -- In which a Tyra-clone reveals that the one picture she has in front of her is Rick Scott and then launches into an epic rant of "Be quiet, Charlie! Be quiet! STOP IT! I have never in my life yelled at a candidate like this. When my donors yell like this it's because they love me. I was rooting for you, we were all rooting for you! How dare you switch parties! Learn something from this!"

Rick Scott's Drag Race -- Where the winner is determined by their Conservatism, Uncooperativeness, "No"s, and Tax-Cutting.

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