The NYT has put up its story on Ladd Ehlinger and the Barney Frank ad. One piece of it that I noticed:
Mr. Bielat’s line, to appear at the end of the ad, was supposed to go something like: “I don’t need to dance around the issues. I’m a Marine.” But Mr. Bielat said he did not feel comfortable linking his military service to a political ad in a way that felt “like a non sequitur,” so he improvised.
How honorable is Sean Bielat? He was unwilling to use his Marine service as a prop. How many pols think that way?
Here are a pair of behind the scenes clips first the green screen area
That’s the NYT crew and RS McCain as they cover Ladd
When the ad comes up I’ll put it up with the last three behind the scene clips.
Update: One change since the film was made, it is no longer a “longshot” ah how the news cycle changes