Twist Ending Highlights Bush Threat to American Values, Constitution...
By Brad Friedman on 4/19/2006, 11:48am PT  

The Progressive Patriots Fund, a Political Action Committee of Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), has released a new video ad, critical of George W. Bush's warrantless domestic spying program.

The video, directed by Bob Newhart Show alum and former Friends director Peter Bonerz is in support of the Senator's Censure Resolution and features a twist ending.

-- The video can be viewed online here.

The organization has issued a press release touting the video's premier last night in Texas. That release follows in full...

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2006
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Feingold Debuted "W" Video Last Evening in Texas

Innovative Ad Takes a Unique Look at the President's Illegal Domestic Spying Program and Feingold's Censure Resolution

Milwaukee, WI ? U.S. Senator Russ Feingold debuted an innovative ad from the Progressive Patriots Fund last evening in Texas called "W." This video takes a unique yet serious look at the President's illegal domestic spying program and Feingold's resolution to censure the President for these illegal actions. The Progressive Patriots ad is available here: www.progressivepatriotsfund.com/W.

"The President has broken the law by authorizing an illegal domestic surveillance program that wiretaps Americans, on American soil, without a warrant as required by law - He must be held accountable," Feingold said. "Censuring the President is an appropriate step in the process of accountability. The "W" ad puts this issue in a unique perspective and I hope people around the country will take a look and forward the link to their friends. The President must stop playing fast and loose with our constitution. It's time for him to return to the law."

Feingold was in Texas to campaign for John Courage, the Democratic congressional candidate for the 21st district in Texas. Courage was also the winner of the Progressive Patriots Fund's first "Pick a Progressive Patriot" event held last year.

The "W" ad was created by the Milwaukee agency Eichenbaum/Associates. Feingold has used Steve Eichenbaum's agency for all of his television ads since he first ran for the U.S. Senate in 1992. "W" was directed by Milwaukee native Peter Bonerz. Mr. Bonerz has a distinguished career in both acting and directing. He played Dr. Jerry Robinson on "The Bob Newhart Show" and directed such television shows as "Murphy Brown" and "Friends." A full list of his acting and directing credentials can be found here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094288/. "W" was produced by the Milwaukee based firm Purple Onion.

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