Will Ferrell Plays George Bush Again

Posted on July 31, 2004

Will Ferrell reprises his impersonation of President George Bush that was such a hit on Saturday Night Live. In the hilarious new online short film by America Coming Together, Ferrell portrays Bush taping a commercial at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. Opening line: "I'm George W. Bush and I approved this ad .....because it's awesome!" The film is written and directed by former SNL head writer Adam McKay, who also wrote the feature film, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. No word yet whether the opposition will respond in kind. But if they do, who will portray Kerry?

I'm not sure that this was what Senator McCain had in mind when he pushed for the new, byzantine campaign finance laws which allow nonprofits to do ads so long as they don't consult the candidate, but both sides are wholeheartedly embracing the concept of independent ads. The candidates, however, are somewhat less happy about messages that they can't control.

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