Republican banking executive and House candidate French Hill wants Arkansas' 2nd District voters to know that he'll be fiscally conservative in Washington because he already drives "Old Blue," a dusty 1998 Volvo, and "watches every penny."I guess your Average Joe credentials do take a ding when you don't mention the BMW and Mercedes sitting just offscreen, but I don't know that you can claim to be fiscally conservative based on your inexpensive car when you've in fact bought three others. Maybe you need four when you're a "banking executive," because of all that banking.
Hill's campaign has relaunched an ad it first ran during the primary that touts the candidate's penny-pinching ways and highlights Old Blue. It fails to mention, however, that Hill and his wife also owned a 2005 BMW, a 2007 Mercedes-Benz and a 2013 Ford, as of April of this year, according to county tax records. [...]
Hill's campaign insisted in an email to The Huffington Post that he drives the Volvo rather than the Mercedes or BMW.
Eh, what do I know. I hear poor people have refrigerators these days; the world's all topsy-turvy. But I do think we should get "Old Blue" and Scott Brown's pickup—what did he call it? Ol' Carpetbagger?—in a commercial together, because c'mon. It'd be great.