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Political Ad Compares Philly to Libya

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    Republican mayoral candidate John Featherman is turning heads with a new satirical video comparing Philly to Libya.

    In the video, an employee of the fictional "Dictator Relocation Program" tries to convince Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that Philly would be a great place for him to move.

    Throughout the video, she speaks on the similarities between Libya and the city of brotherly love, claiming that “Philadelphia’s been a one party state for 59 years, like Libya! Just one! The Democratic machine!”

    As the video goes on, not so subtle shots are thrown at former mayor and PHA chairman John Street, Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. Arlene Ackerman and the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office.

    When Gaddafi asks the employee how Philly Republicans would react to his arrival, she cheerfully replies by saying “the Republicans have an arrangement with the Democrats here, they don’t put up any real opposition! In return they get patronage jobs in the parking authority!”

    Brilliant and bold critique or shameless smear tactics? You be the judge.