My New Personal Hero

Jeffrey Moran, Ad Executive at Absolut.

Apparently the 27% crowd, in the midst of everything going on in the world, has taken the time to focus on a real outrage- this Absolut ad:

Apparently unaware that corporations compete in a global market and sometimes engage in niche advertising, occasionally placing different ads in different countries, our frothing lunatics are in high dudgeon over this grave insult to white America. Sometimes, the treachery is so bad that these evil America hating corporations even use foreign languages in their commercials and in their advertising!

This, of course, means that Queen Outrage herself has kicked into high gear, with numerous posts on the matter, inevitably leading to the type of citizen activism that is much approved among this crowd- harassing people who have jobs. Michelle, champion of the halfwit, reports excitedly:

You know what has been heartening the past two days as reaction to the Absolut Reconquista ad continues to pour in? The fact that so many of you still take our sovereignty seriously and are willing to give voice to your concerns without apologizing for it.

Because we all know that nothing protects our national sovereignty like manufactured outrage over a Vodka ad. At any rate, whipped into a lather, the drooling brigade of Malkinites picked up their crayons and fired off a number of missives to the Absolut ad executive, who promptly told them to go fuck themselves.

Seriously:

Your message

To: Moran, Jeffrey
Cc:
Subject: Offensive ad
Sent: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 15:18:30 -0400

was deleted without being read on Thu, 3 Apr 2008 16:28:51 -0400

Jeffrey Moran, hero for a day.

*** Update ***

Confused about all this reconquista stuff? Ask a Mexican:

146 replies
  1. 1
    Jen says:

    I think this is great, but

    Wouldn’t this make a better tequila ad?

    I hope they boycott, though. Smirnoff & cheetos, yee-uck.

  2. 2
    bootlegger says:

    But, but, but, Mexicans don’t drink vodka!

    Oh, I get it.

  3. 3
    ithaqua says:

    “At any rate, whipped into a lather, the drooling brigade of Malkinites picked up their crayons and fired off a number of missives to the Absolut ad executive, who promptly told them to go fuck themselves.”

    ROFL and well done. Jeez, I might have to start drinking vodka now. How does that stuff taste? Any recommendations? :P

  4. 4
    Hugh says:

    I love it.

  5. 5
    Jen says:

    Man, I accidentally clicked over there just trying to find a larger version of the ad. I bring you the “liberal talking point”: deny that reconquista exists!

    First item on the talking points agenda: what the hell is reconquista? (I speak Spanish, reconquer, but…???!)

  6. 6
    ithaqua says:

    Also, I read the Malkin post – contrary to my usual habit; I swear that the lights in my room dimmed as I loaded the page, and a chill wind blew through my apartment; the stars in the morning sky, no longer twinkling, seemed to glisten unwholesomely – and the letters from her readers were hilarious. I’m sure Absolut is terribly, *terribly* disappointed to lose the white supremist demographic as customers.

  7. 7
    dr. bloor says:

    The map looks pretty damn good to me. The inconvenience of having to produce a passport for a run to SF or LA is nothing compared to getting rid of the territories that gave us Cheney, Bush and McStained. And Tom Tancredo? Dirty Furriner.

  8. 8
    Chris says:

    Goddamn, that’s a beautiful thing. As a fan of the internet, I love a good troll and the wonderful people at Absolut have given us a dandy one.

    God, you think for their next ad they could have a pregnant woman drinking half a bottle of Citron with the tag line “Absolut Abortion” underneath? That’s probably the only way you could top this.

  9. 9
    Jen says:

    I hope the blow to Absolut is every bit as crushing as the AFA’s boycotts are of businesses which “aggressively promote the gay agenda”.

  10. 10
    jack fate says:

    Your message

    To: Moran, Jeffrey
    Cc:
    Subject: Offensive ad
    Sent: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 15:18:30 -0400

    was deleted without being read on Thu, 3 Apr 2008 16:28:51 -0400

    Well, at least someone has figured out to deal with teh st00pit.

    Normally I’m not a vodka drinker (I dated a wonderful woman for a while who was a vodka snob of the highest order and, even today, Absolut taste like cheap crap to me,) but today I will be having an Absolut and tonic at happy hour.

  11. 11
    Laocoon says:

    @Chris: “Absolute Abortion” HA!! Well played!

  12. 12
    Svensker says:

    The fact that so many of you still take our sovereignty seriously and are willing to give voice to your concerns without apologizing for it.

    Too bad those same Malkinites who take American “sovereignty” so deadly seriously apparently didn’t give a fig for Iraqi sovereignty. And, as I recall, those of us who did care about Iraqi sovereignty were portrayed as surrender monkeys, defeatocrats and traitors. Moat, beam; pot, kettle; glass house, stone. Feh.

    Boy do I loathe these folks. Boy did I enjoy this post.

  13. 13
    4tehlulz says:

    was deleted without being read

    lol. Real Merkins drink real vodka anyways.

  14. 14
    Gus says:

    Actually, Absolut is worse than cheap crap, it’s expensive crap.

  15. 15
    Singularity says:

    Hilarious. As if any of those maroons drink anything better than box wine and flat beer.

    From the twitchy reactions over at spastic-cheerleader.com, I gather that this guy Moran isn’t even the ad executive responsible for the campaign, but rather is the press liaison. Probably why he is relatively cool under fire.

    My favorite commenter is the tool who runs a bar in Port Richmond, CA, who says he will never serve Absolut again, and instead will run a special on Ketel One indefinitely (with a picture of the Absolut ad illustrating the K1 special, no less). I imagine all the Berkeley-ites who surround his establishment will sympathize with his viewpoint when he expresses it so proudly. In a year, when his pub is boarded up, do you suppose he might use his government retraining check to take a class on demographics?

  16. 16
    jack fate says:

    Also, I seem to remember, at one time or another, that drinking froo froo drinks like vodka tonics, old fashions (oh, another idea for happy hour) and the like was only something the liberal elite did while looking down their noses at the dirty masses of “real” Americans. No?

  17. 17
    b. hussein canuckistani says:

    Your message

    To: Moran, Jeffrey
    Cc:
    Subject: Offensive ad
    Sent: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 15:18:30 -0400

    was deleted without being read on Thu, 3 Apr 2008 16:28:51 -0400

    The intertubes’ finest hour. I don’t usually drink vodka, but I’m buying a bottle tonight.

  18. 18
    joe says:

    No matter how much I try, I can’t make myself get a shit about a handful of Mexican grad students who have a zany idea about something called “Atzlan.”

    “Ramon! What are you wearing? We’re supposed to go to the Reconquista meeting tonight, and you’ve got a Jay-Z shirt on!”

    “Whatever, dad. I’m going to shoot hoops with Frankie and Jeff. Can I take the Honda?”

    “No! You must drive the Taurus.”

    “Daaaaaaaad!!!!!”

  19. 19
    Zifnab says:

    Jeffrey Moran, hero for a day.

    Now if we can just get a big tobacco company with an ad of a bunch of muslims chugging on cigars before boarding an airplane (perhaps with a subtitle “Life is short”?) and a Smith & Weston ad that’s got a black guy with a gun and the subtext, “Go ahead and shot some honkeys”, I think we can really, truly, actually make Malkin’s head explode.

    I’m all for it, anyway.

  20. 20
    4tehlulz says:

    Smith & Weston ad that’s got a black guy with a gun and the subtext, “Go ahead and shot some honkeys” “Where are da white wimmen at”, I think we can really, truly, actually make Malkin’s head explode.

    Fix’d

  21. 21
    Scott H says:

    Ain’t no Absolut Reconquista. With the exception of northern California and Oregon, maybe, once you leave ‘town’ that’s pretty much how the map looks and has looked for the last 500 years.

    I’m really not surprised at the cultural ignorance of anybody who has never lived outside of a pizza delivery area.

    Malkin is a special case. She is just a pitiful little thing, and I think it better for folks to do her the kindness of looking the other way.

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    cminus says:

    Given his name, it’s a shame Moran couldn’t figure a way to work in our favorite mullethead, though.

  24. 24
    The Other Steve says:

    Isn’t Absolut a Swedish company?

  25. 25
    SP says:

    What a bunch of fucking prudes. Do these idiots not have any sense of humour? Do they know clever advertising when they see it?

    Given most right wingers sense of creativity is stuck at a 4th grade level, no wonder this ad went right over their heads.

  26. 26
    The Other Steve says:

    Do you think Malkin maybe over compensates?

  27. 27
    jenniebee says:

    Oh, great. I’m still drinking my tonic & twist with a shot of Stolichnaya as a gesture of support for the Commintern. Now, suddenly, my liberal sensibilities are being wrenched and torn asunder by the news that a competitor’s vodka also has a claim to my political support! The undrownable dilemma is difficult to deliberate…

    Whatever, I’ll go with my tastebuds – pass the Stolly, comrade!

  28. 28
    Lee says:

    Was the ‘deleted without being read’ from the cheerleader post?

    Or from somewhere else?

  29. 29
    Punchy says:

    From a Malkin Minion:

    1) Never carry Absolut. Ever.
    2) Lower the price of Ketel One vodka to $2 a shot indefinitely to build loyalty.
    3) Print a copy of your ad and put it above the Ketel One drink special.
    4) Tell all my friends and family what Absolut thinks of the United States of America and our right to enforce border laws.

    I am on the front line of illegal immigration and its effects. Where are you? Oh yes, Sweden.
    Good riddance.

    Sincerely,

    Matthew Rogers
    Pt. Richmond, Ca.

    Giddy up. $2 a shot for K1? Tits. I knew there was a reason I loved Absolut.

  30. 30
    Jen says:

    the cultural ignorance of anybody who has never lived outside of a pizza delivery area.

    I used to live one block east into the “bad” part of town, where you could delivery west of particular street, but not east. It was kind of Seinfeldian. Fortunately, the neighborhood improved enough by the time we moved that you could get a pizza without standing on the corer.

    Oohhh…the Domino’s Reconquista…

  31. 31
    IanY77 says:

    Malkin is a rageaholic. She need her rageahol or she starts going into withdrawal.

    The football team of the university I went to was called the Huskies. There was another university across town that we had a bit of a rivalry with. I tended to read both school newspapers, as I was a journalism major at the time (I later came to my senses and got a B.Comm). I remember seeing an ad for a local cell phone service in the rival school’s paper that went something along the line of “So easy to use that a monkey could figure it out (and by monkey, we mean Husky!)”. That month we had won the Vanier Cup (Canadian university national championship). In our school paper that same week was an ad from the same cell phone provider: “Congratulations Huskies on winning Vanier!”. Now I could either pull a Malkin and shriek until my throat was raw about how they were sucking up to us in our paper while essentially calling us retards in the across-town paper, or I could take it as the good-natured ribbing that it was intended to be. I chose the latter while Michelle, who once again dons her cloak of DEFENDER OF AMERICA’S RACIAL PURITY, chose the former.

    I live a much happier life than she does.

  32. 32
    Wayne says:

    My email to Moran this morning:

    I’m an American.
    I love your ad.
    I’ve bought your product before and will again.
    After all, it’s just an ad.
    Funny stuff.
    His response about 3 minutes later:

    Thanks for the email; we appreciate your ability to see that the ad, which was created for and run in Mexico, is for Mexico, and that it is an ad.
    Best.
    Jeffrey A. Moran

  33. 33
    Dreggas says:

    who drinks that shitty vodka anyway? I mean seriously, of all the shit to get worked up about this is what they come up with?

    Not that there isn’t a “reconquista” movement out there but it’s small, and stupid.

    Frankly I would rather see an absolut ad for the retaking of America by its native inhabitants not the spanish or the anglos.

  34. 34
    Jen says:

    Tell all my friends and family what Absolut thinks of the United States of America and our right to enforce border laws.

    Oh, to be on Matthew Rogers’ email list. Do you think his friends and family have staged an intervention yet?

  35. 35
    IanY77 says:

    Oh yes, and “Get a brain, Moran!! Go USA”…..wait no…..oh yes, here’s what I meant: “Thanks for having a brain, Moran!! Go USA!”

  36. 36
    Brachiator says:

    To mix another ad metaphor —

    Deleted without being read: Priceless!

    Chris Says:

    Goddamn, that’s a beautiful thing. As a fan of the internet, I love a good troll and the wonderful people at Absolut have given us a dandy one.

    God, you think for their next ad they could have a pregnant woman drinking half a bottle of Citron with the tag line “Absolut Abortion” underneath? That’s probably the only way you could top this.

    Absolutly marvelous!

    On a related note there is a site with a contest featuring modern products redone with vintage ads. The re-tooled ad for Astroglide is particularly wicked. Modern Products, Vintage Ads and more to be found here Continued Modern Products, Vintage Ads

  37. 37
    cleek says:

    I used to live one block east into the “bad” part of town, where you could delivery west of particular street, but not east.

    when i was in grade school, the line between walking and taking the bus was literally through the middle of my street. the kids on the other side of my street could take the bus, but i couldn’t.

    i blame the Mexicans.

  38. 38
    zzyzx says:

    I don’t care about Atzlan. I’m too busy working on Cascadia! I believe in an expanded version of the country – eastern border is Yellowstone, southern border is San Jose, and it contains all of Alaska. Tell me y’all wouldn’t move here.

  39. 39
    Davebo says:

    Disgusted by the Absolut ad campaign, Malkin immediately switched to Grey Goose, only to realize it was produced by Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys.

    So she pours out the Grey Goose and get’s some Belvedere, but damnit, it’s made by former communists!

    So after some research, she finds Tito’s Hand Made Vodka. Nothing could be wrong with a vodka made in Texas right?

    But alas, it’s made by dirty hippies in Austin, another bottle down the drain.

  40. 40
    The Other Steve says:

    I want to let you all in a little secret. Surprised the hell out of me, but…

    My Russian friends love Smirnoff. They say it tastes better than Stoli or many of the other more expensive ones.

  41. 41
    The Other Steve says:

    I don’t care about Atzlan

    Wasn’t he the Lion in the CS Lewis books?

  42. 42
    r€nato says:

    I have an idea for an Absolut ad which would (hopefully) give ’em all aneurysms:

    A Photoshopped pic of Bush languishing in a jail cell after his war crimes trial, with the tag line:

    “Absolut Justice”

  43. 43
    Davebo says:

    It must put a lot of pressure on a person to have to wake up every morning and find something, anything, to be outraged about.

    It might even cause one to make freaking hilarious videos, but scientists haven’t proven that point.

  44. 44
    Tom Hilton says:

    I’m really not on board with the whole Reconquista agenda. I would, however, happily give them Texas.

    I wonder if that bartender who says he’s switching to Ketel One knows about their ad campaign in which Manhattan is Dutch again?

  45. 45
    Tom Hilton says:

    Zzyzx, sign me up–I’m there! In fact, literally there.

  46. 46
    4tehlulz says:

    I wonder if that bartender who says he’s switching to Ketel One knows about their ad campaign in which Manhattan is Dutch again?

    New York is not Merka, doesn’t count.

  47. 47
    joe says:

    But alas, it’s made by dirty hippies in Austin, another bottle down the drain.

    Uh, yeah. The drain. That’s it.

  48. 48
    Liberal Masochist says:

    Tito’s is yum good.

  49. 49
    jack fate says:

    Tito’s Hand Made Vodka.

    That stuff is manna from heaven. . .

  50. 50
    Liberal Masochist says:

    Tom Hilton – but not Austin. It could be like a walled Berlin or something, but we should keep it.

  51. 51
    The Other Steve says:

    Well, I need to go to lunch now.

    It’s our Boxes for Baghdad BBQ event. It’s my right-wing bosses way of saying he actually cares about the soldiers.

  52. 52
    cleek says:

    I want to let you all in a little secret. Surprised the hell out of me, but…

    My Russian friends love Smirnoff.

    #1-selling beer in America? Bud Light

    :(

  53. 53
    rawshark says:

    2 minute hate.

    The shark can be considered jumped when they get McCain to denounce the ad.

  54. 54
    ThymeZone says:

    I live right in the middle of that new reconquered green area. I hope to hell this means my taxes are going down.

    Meanwhile, dammit, I can’t really drink any more. Celebrating with a Shirley Temple isn’t quite the same as a good tumbler of Absolut on the rocks.

  55. 55
    whack says:

    I refuse to put down my shot of Absolut until Lou Dobbs tells me to.

  56. 56
    zzyzx says:

    Oh and if I can’t get Cascadia, I also favor announcing that we’ve discovered a mistake in the papers ending the Civil War and the South actually won it.

  57. 57
    JWeidner says:

    I, for one, welcome our new Mexican overlords.

    Wait…you mean this is just an ad and not a plan for attack?

  58. 58
    The Moar You Know says:

    Thanks for the email; we appreciate your ability to see that the ad, which was created for and run in Mexico, is for Mexico, and that it is an ad.
    Best.
    Jeffrey A. Moran

    There’s no doubt about it; Mr. Moran is a first-rate troll and one who is full of win.

    Well played, Jeff! Looking forward to your future works!

  59. 59
    cleek says:

    what the hell is reconquista?

    it’s Spanish for “The South’s Gonna Do It Again”

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    qwerty42 says:

    well, something to froth about while the Yoo memoranda or the “secret” NIE are being talked about eleswhere. see, it’s not really happening if you can pretend it isn’t really there.

  61. 61

    Just wrote Mr. Moran (jeffrey.moran@absolut.com to save ya from giving Michelle the attention) with the subject line, “I agree with John Cole and will buy a bottle of Absolut just to piss off the Looney Right”:

    I agree with the sentiments expressed here:

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=10047

    and on the way home today I will buy a bottle of Absolut, even though I am not a big vodka drinker. Anyone who leaves those nutjobs chasing their tails is a company I wish to support.

  62. 62
    Punchy says:

    My Russian friends love Smirnoff. They say it tastes better than Stoli or many of the other more expensive ones.

    And Mexys really, really detest Corona.

    Not much of a vodka man, myself. Gimmie Bailey’s on the rocks with a touch of Rumpies and a full slate of baseball game on TV and I’m in heaven….

  63. 63
    Scott H says:

    “Lower the price of Ketel One vodka to $2 a shot indefinitely…”

    Oh. So that’s what this is all about.

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    capelza says:

    was deleted without being read on Thu, 3 Apr 2008 16:28:51 -0400

    “Post of the entire internet age”.

    zzyzx… I, too, have a country named “Cascadia”…but it only goes own as far as the Sacramento River Drainage…so no San Jose…the water rights get sketchy.

    I don’t like Absolut, but I will buy it as gifts from now on! And keep a memorial bottle in the cabinet. I like potato vodkas, neat, in a rocks glass.

    I wonder if the wingnuts would like Hood River Vodka? Or Hood River Tequila…gack.

  65. 65
    Incertus says:

    Not much of a vodka drinker either, but I will be having an Absolut next time I do. Of course, if you really want awesome vodka ads, you need to check out Svedka. Dominant female robots are awesome.

  66. 66
    zzyzx says:

    zzyzx… I, too, have a country named “Cascadia”…but it only goes own as far as the Sacramento River Drainage…so no San Jose…the water rights get sketchy.

    Hmmm, I never researched that end of things. I just want to have both Microsoft and Apple.

  67. 67
    Napoleon says:

    And Mexys really, really detest Corona.

    Really, because I stood in line behind a Mexican a couple weeks ago in a grocery checkout line who was trying to buy 2 cases. Ended up he couldn’t produce a drivers license so no luck for him.

  68. 68

    @Singularity:

    My favorite commenter is the tool who runs a bar in Port Richmond, CA, who says he will never serve Absolut again, and instead will run a special on Ketel One indefinitely (with a picture of the Absolut ad illustrating the K1 special, no less). I imagine all the Berkeley-ites who surround his establishment will sympathize with his viewpoint when he expresses it so proudly. In a year, when his pub is boarded up, do you suppose he might use his government retraining check to take a class on demographics?

    Actually, I think it could be a pretty savvy move to position his bar as the so-called “conservative” alternative in the Bay Area. It’s certainly a niche market, but obviously not everyone else there or anywhere in the US is in the sane 72%. And the attention from “taking a stand”, no matter how contrived, could help business in that niche.

    I don’t think one bar is going to matter to Absolut though. The real question is if the looniest 2% are so emphatic about their drinking habits that it hurts the company enough to feel (net of those of us who are buying a bottle just because of Malkin and her ilk, of course).

  69. 69
    capelza says:

    zzyzx… Oh, I can see the logic there…Apple would be a coup. “Cascadia Techia”…lol.

    I was just greedy for some country that could grow the Med wines and some olives. The Napa Valley.

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    I don’t get it. What’s the point of that ad? I’m not offended, I just don’t see what they are trying to get across.

  71. 71
    rawshark says:

    ThymeZone Says:

    I live right in the middle of that new reconquered green area.

    I hadn’t noticed but you’re right. Almost dead center. No reason to go to Rocky Point next weekend, Rocky Point is coming to me.

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    Incertus says:

    Here’s the real deal on Reconquista. When in doubt, ask a Mexican.

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    capelza says:

    One thing I’ve alwys loved about Absolut were their ads.

    Years ago they had one in a magazine that had a tiny player in it at Xmas, that would play some Xmas jingle. I think I still have in my weird stuff pile somewhere.

    As for losing the 2% of the looniest, Mexico is a big market…

  74. 74
    Martin says:

    The part that I NEVER understand is why these so-called patriots think the US is so inept that it can’t rebuff an invasion of Mexican vodka drinkers (or whatever Dobbsian outrage we’re huffing over). I thought all the freepers had his and hers tactical gear and modified M-16s that they keep in their basement chest freezers for just such an inevitability. No self-confidence, I guess.

    The real question is if the looniest 2% are so emphatic about their drinking habits that it hurts the company enough to feel…

    Nope. They’re just creating free advertising for the 98% with a functioning corpus callosum. Sales will go up.

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    zmulls says:

    Nah, I drink Stoli. Unflavored. I know it’s not the best, but it’s not the worst. It’s my standby for the old “pull it out of the freezer and drink it straight” weekend trick.

    I bought a bottle of Grey Goose once, and realized much too late it was a “vanilla” bottle, and that explained why it tasted like crap in martinis.

    The only other time I had Greg Goose was in a Manhattan hotel bar where their specialty drink was a vodka martini (Goose) with olives-stuffed-with-blue-cheese. I like vodka. I like olives. I like blue cheese. But that was the most disgusting martini I’ve ever had.

    Bourbon and scotch for me, usually.

    I’m sorry, what was the question?

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    DougJ says:

    I found something along the same lines even more offensive in an old issue of the New Yorker. Link.

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    capelza says:

    zmulls..Grey Goose is best, IMO, straight. I like the cork bottle top. Makes a great bottle to reuse for homemade Kahlua, etc.

    Stoli is the brand we buy out of habit..Russian fishermen gave us our first bottle. They used it for trading in joint ventures for anything American. That and poltical pins, like Lenin and the Red Star. Some lucky folks got the sable hat, too…

    Smirnoff is damn decent, especially for mixed drinks.

    I love Luksusowa, and there are some American boutique potato vodkas that are coming along nicely.

    The flavoured vodkas? Blech.

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    Martin says:

    I’ve never warmed up to straight vodka. Stuff a car air freshener in it and I’m thrilled though – go figure. Plymouth and tonic is as good as it gets for me. Well, outside of copious amounts of good beer.

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    The Other Steve says:

    I bought a bottle of Grey Goose once, and realized much too late it was a “vanilla” bottle, and that explained why it tasted like crap in martinis.

    I once bought a bottle of Peach Absolut.

    I never could quite figure out what to mix it with to make it taste good. Orange juice was about as close as I could come up. It was sort of like a Fuzzy navel, but Peach Schnapps tastes better.

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    Zuzu says:

    My favorite commenter is the tool who runs a bar in Port Richmond, CA … I imagine all the Berkeley-ites who surround his establishment will sympathize with his viewpoint when he expresses it so proudly. In a year, when his pub is boarded up, do you suppose he might use his government retraining check to take a class on demographics?

    Actually, with the exception of a few neighborhoods, Richmond* is mostly a blue-collar or no-collar community. It is also the third most dangerous city in California(after Compton and Oakland).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.....California

    And oh yes, Latinos outnumber whites there. So much for demographic savvy.

    *Port Richmond is the port, located in Richmond.

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    Dave_Violence says:

    Is Absolut advocating a return to a French-run greater Mexico? Are they advocating a pro-Roman Catholic empire of greater Mexico?

    Because that is what the map implies.

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    Dave_Violence says:

    OH, yeah:

    UP with Polk!
    Down with Cortez!

    Beeotches!

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    Zuzu says:

    Thanks for the email; we appreciate your ability to see that the ad, which was created for and run in Mexico, is for Mexico, and that it is an ad.
    Best.
    Jeffrey A. Moran

    A fact which Malkin and friends conveniently ignore.

    Let’s see, an ad running in Mexico…must be about American sovreignty.

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    The Pirate says:

    The best part is the implication that somehow a vodka ad will spur the foreign masses to spring into action and overrun the country. Won’t they be too drunk to accomplish anything?

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    Why does America’s Favorite Anchor-Baby hate the Reconquista? Is it irony, hypocrisy, or simply self-hatred?

    Oh, that’s right, I don’t care.
    .

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    Ted says:

    You guys are missing out on some of the other attempts to contact Mr. Moran (from Malkin’s site):

    Michelle –

    I called Jeffrey Moran at the number you show, & was surprised that he was the one who answered the phone. I simply told him the Mexican ad was horrendous & that I would never buy any Absolut products & he should be fired. He said it wasn’t his idea, & hung up.

    Larry Pitet
    Sheridan, WY

    Dear Michelle:

    I contacted Jeffrey Moran of Absolut. He was very rude.

    I found out that the new owner of Absolut is Pernod Ricard, USA, and their headquarters is located at Purchase, N.Y. Phone number: 914-848-4800.

    Jeffrey Moran, is not concerned about the insult to Americans with their Mexican ad. Maybe Pernod Ricard USA will be.

    Sincerely,

    Pam Barre

    Hilarious.

  87. 87
    tBone says:

    I don’t get it. What’s the point of that ad? I’m not offended, I just don’t see what they are trying to get across.

    The point is that Absolut is formenting revolution and advocating the overthrow of the United States by mobs of drunken Mexicans who, frankly, have bad taste in vodka.

    Personally I won’t be satisfied until Moran and anyone else associated with this atrocity are on trial at the Hague.

  88. 88
    jnfr says:

    I refuse to put down my shot of Absolut until Lou Dobbs tells me to.

    I’m quite sure we’ll see Dobbs frothing over this tonight. He’s big on the whole Reconquista Rage.

  89. 89
    Rick Taylor says:

    McCain really ought to make a statement criticizing Absolut’s advertising campaign. The mainstream media will barely notice, and the Malkin wing of the right wing will love him to death; they might even forgive him his previous sins long enough to vote for him in November.

  90. 90
    josephdietrich says:

    I don’t get it. What’s the point of that ad? I’m not offended, I just don’t see what they are trying to get across.

    I took it to mean “If Mexicans had drunk more Absolut Vodka (and not tequila), then they would never have lost all that territory to the USA.”

  91. 91
    Xenos says:

    This reconquista business reminds me of the Greeks freaking out that the former Yugoslave Republic of Macedonia wants to call itself Macedonia, because the Greeks own the copyright to the idea of Macedonia, even though Macedonia was never considered a part of Greece until the Macedonians conquered Greece and it was better to make them nominal Greeks than to admit that the Greeks had been easily conquered by a bunch of barbarians.

    These anciens regimes from collapsed imperial powers are damn touchy about appearances.

  92. 92
    4tehlulz says:

    What’s the point of that ad?

    That in an Absolut world, James Polk would have been pwned in 1845.

  93. 93
    Jay Jerome says:

    Actually the map would be considerably improved if the gold-color replaced the green, from the Canadian border to Guatemala. A U.S. Apropiación of Mexico. That would solve a lot of problems, especially for the Mexicans, who would improve their standard of living (minimum hour wage now about 50 pesos-or about $1,600 per year) and allow them to transit from a corrupt second-rate nation dominated by the Catholic Church, to a multi-religious, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-ethnic nation: a first-rate U.S. surbanization of Mexico, with hoards of Americans from all over the nation rushing there – Asians, Armenians, Russians, Jamaicans, Palestinians, Italians, Germans – an entire Rainbow Coalition of go-getters who would set up businesses small and large: Costcos, Starbucks, Gold’s Gyms, Sushi Sambas, Frys Electronics, EZ-Lubes – to provide jobs, and opportunities that don’t exist there now (and never will, under it’s present repressive matrix of religious-governmental narrow-mindedness).

    Apropiación Si!!!!

  94. 94
    capelza says:

    Xenos..love your post, it’s true…just hope that one of the hypernationalists don’t see it or you are so DED!, internet wise..

    I have found it odd that the wingnuts haven’t called for the renaming of pretty the entire West, seeing as everything from San Diego to the Straits of San Juan De Fuca smacks of the folks south of the currently half heartedly being built fence and all.

  95. 95
    libarbarian says:

    I learned about this Reconquista shit years ago from David Horowitz – long before 99% of the right even had the idea in their head.

    I looked into it. What did I find?

    The entire Reconquista “movement” consists of, at very most, a few hundred American-born Hispanic Academic Socialists who are about as close to the real Mexican immigrants as Academic socialists usually are to the poor and working class people they claim to speak for – that is to say, VERY FUCKING FAR AWAY!

    There IS a “Reconquista movement” but it is entirely composed of a tiny, unrepresentative, portion of the Hispanic community who have NO FUCKING CHANCE of attracting the support of the millions of poor hispanic immigrants who seem to so worry the nativists. Its just more fucking BED-WETTING COWARDICE that we’ve grown used to see from the far-right.

  96. 96
    Dulcie says:

    Tito’s is the awesome. It makes excellent vodka martinis. They go down like water.

  97. 97
    ThymeZone says:

    Viva la Raza! Viva la Vodka Absolut!

  98. 98
    Xenos says:

    It is not really bed-wetting cowardice, since they don’t really believe it is a threat. It is more of a fake cause to rally the xenophobes and to try to shift the debate in a xenophobic direction. Just flat-out stupid, dishonest, and racist.

    These people need a nasty other to project their fears onto and to act as a target for the hysteria they project as a means of gaining influence and power. Used to be Catholics and Indians, then it was Eastern & Southern Europeans and Jews, and then communists and militant blacks, and now it is Mexicans and Muslims.

    What next, premature anti-transhumanists? Naderites (a la Greg Bear)? Underpeople (a la Cordwainer Smith)? ‘Free Mars’ terrorists (a la everybody else)?

  99. 99
    Tlazolteotl says:

    I’m too busy working on Cascadia! I believe in an expanded version of the country – eastern border is Yellowstone, southern border is San Jose, and it contains all of Alaska.

    Screw that! The eastern border goes no further than Ellensburg or Eugene, and no further north than Whitefish.

  100. 100
    Incertus says:

    I wonder how many of those people who worry so much about the Reconquista eat chips and salsa and beat off to pictures of Salma Hayek? At the same time.

  101. 101
    Tlazolteotl says:

    Oh, and not matter how much this ad pisses off all the right people, I’m still sticking with my beloved Stoli.

  102. 102
    Llelldorin says:

    I’m too busy working on Cascadia! I believe in an expanded version of the country – eastern border is Yellowstone, southern border is San Jose, and it contains all of Alaska.

    Dude, you have got to push the southern border a hair further south to encompass Gilroy. With Gilroy, we have the world’s garlic supply, and so become invincible.

  103. 103
    capelza says:

    Tlazolteotl Says:

    Screw that! The eastern border goes no further than Ellensburg or Eugene, and no further north than Whitefish.

    Nooooo…we have to have the Cascades, all of them…and the Columbia River drainage, elsewise Idaho would control our water. No Thanks!

  104. 104
    Eric S says:

    Normally I drink beer. When I drink vodka it isn’t normally Absolut. Tonight, Absolut for all the regulars. On me!

  105. 105
    Jamey says:

    Malkinites are pissed because writing angry emails to Mr Moran disrupted their viewing of an all new episode of “Ow, My Balls!”

  106. 106
    Dave Latchaw says:

    Pt. Richmond isn’t Port Richmond, it’s Point Richmond. It’s Richmond’s upscale white ghetto. They re-did the freeways there a while back so you didn’t have to drive down Cutting Ave. to get there.

  107. 107
    Jen says:

    The way the dollar’s headed, it might be a good thing to be paid in pesos.

  108. 108
    The Populist says:

    First, as a marketing exec I see the value in this ad. It plays to the senses of the people it’s selling to.

    Second, those getting upset need to ask themselves these questions:

    1) Why are you upset over a stupid ad campaign designed to get Mexicans to buy Vodka?
    2) Does this company employ a significant amount of Americans? If so (answer is yes) why hurt their jobs over a stupid ad?
    3) The same retards upset about this ad enough to cry about it on blogs are the same idiots who don’t seem to care when Wal Mart sues a disabled woman for some money won in a lawsuit because of an obscure clause in her employment contract with said company. These uppity geniuses are one and the same when you question the business practices of MULTI NATIONALS yet when that MULTI NATIONAL creates ads for other parts of the world that could look weird to their eyes, they cry like mental midgets who can’t seem to realize THIS is what you get when you encourage a multi nationals to expand.

    See, I don’t get upset because I know my history, I know what Mexicans think and it’s not threatening to me. It’s just a fracking ad for god’s sake.

  109. 109
    The Populist says:

    BTW – if these idiots emailed me like that, I’d do the same darned thing.

    F-them. They won’t listen to reason so why should I waste my time reading their ramblings?

    Communication is a two way street, Michelle. You treat people like crap unless they bend to your political viewpoint. Guess what? This is what a VP at a multinational company thinks of your marginal ass.

    Idiot.

  110. 110
    The Moar You Know says:

    Why does America’s Favorite Anchor-Baby hate the Reconquista? Is it irony, hypocrisy, or simply self-hatred?

    Shut up, that’s why.

    Snarky rejoinders aside, you point up the most fascinating aspect of Malkin. She reminds me of the SNL sketch of the black guy who’s the Grand Dragon of the KKK – he’s blind, and doesn’t realize that he’s not white.

    I suspect that Malkin is crazy enough that when she looks in a mirror, she doesn’t see a Filipino, she sees a blonde, blue-eyed cheerleader.

  111. 111
    The Populist says:

    I don’t get it. What’s the point of that ad? I’m not offended, I just don’t see what they are trying to get across.

    Yep, it just plays to national pride issues. Maybe they are also saying drink the vodka and forget the USA started a war with you and took all that land (snark).

    Nah, it basically is designed to play to national pride and that’s fine. Same with Ford ads using Sean Hannity to sell their cars. That ad exec sees Hannity as equal to mom & apple pie and used him to sell some trucks. I wouldn’t buy a product from someone as divisive as that guy, but I get what they THOUGHT they were doing.

    Most see Hannity and say “who’s that”, others look at that ad and say “disgusting” and the rest say “right on, America rules!”

  112. 112
    binzinerator says:

    Wow. Just returned from the Malkin miasma. The Stalkinites are working themselves up to a Grahm Frost frenzy for Pernod Ricard, the corporate owner of Absolut brand. A full Beauchamp is doubtlessly in the works for our hero Moran.

    Ironically, one of Malkin’s flying monkeys linked to the pic of our favorite winger knucklehead (the Get a brain morans guy). It’s really funny how these idiots don’t even understand the irony of using one of their own kind, a self-parodying idiot, to try to insult someone else.

    I’m really beginning to believe these people have some sort of mental aberration, like autism. They can’t ‘get’ any but the most literal and surface of meanings from words or especially images. Any level of meaning other than what is directly stated is hard for them to grasp. Its as if wingers are people who lack a Gestalt effect, but for meaning, not form.

    Context, facts, irony — everything important to intelligent people in order to understand meanings — that all seems mostly outside the range of their faculties. The ‘shapes’ are there, as it were, but wingers are unable to organize them into something that has meaning. They are like sounds without sense. They can recognize the sound as a sound, that’s easy. The import of it, however, is beyond them.

    Nor is any awareness of this other information even wanted, especially when someone else points it out, as awareness of it is distracting and seems to be deeply annoying to them. It must be like hearing muffled music through a wall, the rhythm impinges on the consciousness and but it vexes them because they can’t quite make out the melody while it distracts them from what they do understand.

    No wonder they hate facts, ignore context, don’t ‘get’ irony. It interferes with whatever cognition they do possess.

    They must spend a lot of mental effort to have to discard so much of the signal as mere noise. I wonder if they get frustrated with the effort, or if it’s as effortless to their brain as the blending of binocular vision into one seamless stereoscopic image is for normal people’s brains.

    Seriously, I think psychologists are eventually going to discover the paranoia and rage of malkinism is a mental disorder worthy of its own DSM diagnosis, just as there is some evidence now that authoritarianism is.

  113. 113
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    She reminds me of the SNL sketch of the black guy who’s the Grand Dragon of the KKK – he’s blind, and doesn’t realize that he’s not white.

    That was Dave Chappelle, IIRC.

  114. 114
    The Populist says:

    I love how Malkin gets her little sycophants to do her dirty work for her. If she’s so good, why doesn’t SHE contact Mr. Moran and try to interview him.

    Oh that’s right, she has no idea how to interview as that would mean she’d have to listen to another point of view.

  115. 115
    libarbarian says:

    She reminds me of the SNL sketch of the black guy who’s the Grand Dragon of the KKK – he’s blind, and doesn’t realize that he’s not white.

    Um, I thought it was Dave Chappel was did the blin, black, white supremacist.

  116. 116
    The Populist says:

    Binzinerator,

    It all shows why these idiots vote for a guy like Bush and hate education. If the American Revolution started today these morans would be blogging to defend the crown from the “uppity scumbag revolutionaries.”

    These morans have contempt for those of us willing to look at an issue and make a decision based on reason and facts. To them, it’s all about defending ideology regardless of facts and that is why I say they are easily manipulated and just plain ignorant.

  117. 117
    The Populist says:

    Yes, it was Chappelle that did the black/blind KKK guy.

  118. 118
    binzinerator says:

    A full Beauchamp is doubtlessly in the works…

    I think I stole that phrase verbatim from one of John’s previous posts, by the way.

  119. 119
    cleek says:

    i’ll listen to the the wingnuts about this right after they start boycotting places that sell confederate flags and bloggers who use confederate motifs in their design.

  120. 120
    The Populist says:

    After reading the comments on Malkin’s blog I’ve come to the conclusion that it won’t do BUBKUS to Absolut’s business.

    I actually plan to buy some tonight and give it to a friend (I don’t like Absolut, it doesn’t go down easy for me). Sorry, these freaks need to understand that THEY ushered in the age of allowing corporations to get bigger and bigger and in the process pander to many different groups to get sales. THEY allow for less competition because they have this bizarre belief that it’s part of the “invisible hand of the market” when it’s not.

    Oh well, right Michelle? You people don’t believe in fair competition NOR do you believe in free markets. You believe in cowtowing to corporate interests and then get mad when these corporations do things that insult your limited world view.

    Argh.

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    Darkrose says:

    I wonder how many of those people who worry so much about the Reconquista eat chips and salsa and beat off to pictures of Salma Hayek? At the same time.

    Probably the same ones who are already looking forward to the half-price Coronas on Cinco de Mayo.

    Me, I’m just here for the carnitas.

  122. 122
    The Populist says:

    I might add that Stalkinators are foolish to think that they will damage Absolut’s business as they are not enough of them to do anything to their longterm business prospects.

    LOL…I equate this to the Ebay boycott I’ve been seeing of late on business sites. LOL, watch Absolut lower their prices and I guarantee it will be forgotten like that.

  123. 123
    The Populist says:

    Darkrose,

    Exactly. These are the same people that drink Mexican beers, eat Mexican food and buy products manufactured in Mexico by American multi-nationals.

    Further reason why I have zero respect for reactionary ‘tards like the Stalkinators.

  124. 124
    Argive says:

    What is the big fucking deal?

    I thought the ad was funny. The Mexican War is one of those low points in our country’s history that’s just plain hard to defend. Not only were we duplicitous and cruel, but the President at the time didn’t even try to conceal our motives for going to war. We wanted the land. End of story.

    I’m going to the liquor store tonight and buying a handle of Absolut.

  125. 125

    […] Update: Wingnut priorities. Spotlight […]

  126. 126
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    Same with Ford ads using Sean Hannity to sell their cars.

    Whoah, whoah, let’s rewind for a second here. Did Ford seriously use Sean Hannity in commercials?

  127. 127
    ihatespam says:

    Some Malkin followers got called out for vandalizing the Wikipedia page for Absolut. This is hilarious.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/inde.....on=history

  128. 128
    rawshark says:

    Rick Taylor Says:

    McCain really ought to make a statement criticizing Absolut’s advertising campaign. The mainstream media will barely notice, and the Malkin wing of the right wing will love him to death; they might even forgive him his previous sins long enough to vote for him in November.

    rawshark Says:

    2 minute hate.

    The shark can be considered jumped when they get McCain to denounce the ad.

  129. 129
    Darkrose says:

    Absolut has issued a statement. Predictably, the comments are full of incoherent frothing and calls for boycotts. Hey, the boycott of French products totally had an impact!

    Hmm. I don’t need any vodka, but Absolut is Swedish, and so is IKEA. Can I buy some furniture to show my support instead?

  130. 130
    PeterJ says:

    Good thing Absolut isn’t Danish, if it was then the Malkinettes could suffer serious brain damage. Buy Danish products because of the Mohammed cartoons, don’t buy Absolut because of their ad.

    Also a boycott because of defamation of a religious figure is bad, but a boycott because of a redrawn map is good?

  131. 131
    The Populist says:

    Bubblegum Tate:

    My bad, he pitched for Chevy:

    Here’s the PR:

    Hannity to Pitch GM Car Give-Away

    To stimulate consumer interest in its line of American-built cars, General Motors has turned to radio and Sean Hannity. Beginning Sept. 25, Hannity will serve as the spokesperson for GM’s You’re A Great American Car Give-Away, offering radio listeners the chance to pick and win one of five GM vehicles.

    One of the largest car give-aways by an auto manufacturer, “it is the largest car give-away in history by a national radio personality,” said Phil Boyce, vp of News/Talk programming for ABC Radio.

    GM’s multiplatform campaign combines Hannity’s syndicated radio show broadcast on more than 500 radio stations, including 50 in the top 50 markets, with his Web site, where listeners will be directed to register their names. During his radio show, Hannity will announce one contestant’s name per hour. Listeners will have until 6 a.m. the next morning to send Hannity an email to confirm they’ve heard their name read on the air. The contest runs for five weeks through Nov. 6, when the final car is given away.

    The radio promotion comes during a tough period for all automakers, which have been struggling to boost lagging sales. To manage costs, many automakers, GM included, have cut national advertising, while concentrating on local campaigns to drive sales. GM ad spending was down 17.4 percent overall in the first half of this year, while spending on local spot TV grew 11.3 percent, according to TNS Media Intelligence.

  132. 132
    Krista says:

    Hmm. I don’t need any vodka, but Absolut is Swedish, and so is IKEA. Can I buy some furniture to show my support instead?

    Buy yourself some vanilla beans and make a whackload of homemade vanilla extract. When put in pretty little bottles and accompanied by a cookie recipe (bonus points if someone can come up with a cookie recipe that incorporates this current contre-temps), it makes a lovely gift.

  133. 133
    conumbdrum says:

    Me, I couldn’t be more grateful for the existence of Michelle Malkin, Lou Dobbs, Bill O’Reilly and their ilk. Hell, they are doing yeoman’s work for the Democrats. Their every attack of the vapors, their every hissy fit over dirty brown people creeping across the Rio to steal your job, booty-raunch your daughter and spread filth and disease hither and yon is rendering the GOP downright radioactive to our Latin brethren, the fastest growing voter bloc in the States.

    California Republicans won the governor’s seat in 1994 with a Latino-bashing campaign that should be listed next to the definition of “Pyrrhic victory” in the dictionary, because it made their party as popular as athlete’s foot fungus to our Latin population. Cali has been a solidly blue state ever since.

    And now racist wingnuts like Malkin are bringing about a similar miracle for the rest of America. If I were Howard Dean, I’d send her flowers when Obama beats John McCain’s flabby ass.

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    Zuzu says:

    Darkrose Says:

    Absolut has issued a statement. Predictably, the comments are full of incoherent frothing and calls for boycotts. Hey, the boycott of French products totally had an impact!

    God, the comments are priceless. I felt like responding to the idiot who bleated the all-purpose wingnut insult: “If it weren’t for us, you’d be speaking German.” Actually Mrs. Conroy, most likely if it weren’t for the Russians, we’d all be speaking German. Historical accuracy and all.

    I think we should all go over there and post supportive comments. Pretend to be ordering cases of Absolut, just to make the nutters’ heads explode.

  135. 135
    DougJ says:

    Has Michelle figured out what kind of countertops this guy has yet?

    And, more to the point, why am I the first person to pose this question after nearly 150 comments?

  136. 136
    DougJ says:

    Can we get a picture of that guy with the “Way to go, morans” cardboard sign that you show sometimes? It would be perfect.

  137. 137
    Tom in Texas says:

    I think we should all go over there and post supportive comments. Pretend to be ordering cases of Absolut, just to make the nutters’ heads explode.

    Post revolutionary slogans in Spanish, and make sure to write the names Castro, Chavez, and Guevara.

  138. 138
    Zuzu says:

    I think we should all go over there and post supportive comments. Pretend to be ordering cases of Absolut, just to make the nutters’ heads explode.

    Post revolutionary slogans in Spanish, and make sure to write the names Castro, Chavez, and Guevara.

    Uhm, if you’re talking about the Absolut website, I’m pretty sure the Freepers have already thought of that.

  139. 139
    Still Laughing says:

    Now if we can just get a big tobacco company with an ad of a bunch of muslims chugging on cigars before boarding an airplane (perhaps with a subtitle “Life is short”?)

    Next to tBone’s story, that is the funniest comment I have ever read on here. Thanks, I’m still wiping the beer off my monitor.

  140. 140

    How does one get trackback working here?

    Anyway, to help out r€nato:

    I have an idea for an Absolut ad which would (hopefully) give ‘em all aneurysms:

    A Photoshopped pic of Bush languishing in a jail cell after his war crimes trial, with the tag line:

    “Absolut Justice”

    Ask, and ye shall receive.

  141. 141
    eve says:

    This is my first visit to Balloon Juice. Hillarious hit on the shrew and her minions.

    The peanut gallery here is great. Too funny.

    Acabo de escupir Absolut en mi monitor.

  142. 142

    […] UPDATE: I guess I wasn’t the only one thinking along those lines: My New Personal Hero By: John Cole April 4, 2008 at 9:17 am […]

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  144. 144
    Bear Flag Revolt says:

    Yes Malkin and co are being typically idiotic, but the Californios (Mexicans in California) weren’t particularly enamored with Mexico and were likely to separate.

    Anyway Mexico is just land originally conquered by Spain so any fights like speaking Spanish vs English is really fighting for your right to speak one imperialist’s language over the other, it’s pretty comical if you think about it.

  145. 145
    Ben says:

    Pernod just paid a couple of Billion for Absolut, and now they are watching the name value of the flagship brand go down the commode (thanks in no small part to not only the ad, but brush-offs by Moran et al)

    here’s a handful of email addy’s for Absolut & Pernod (managers from various departments up to and including CEO’s)

    Perhaps one or two of them can find time for a reply (beyond the dismissive corporate PR ‘apology’)

    Ketil.Eriksen@vsgroup.com, Krister.Asplund@vsgroup.com, Andreas.Berggren@vsgroup.com, Håkan.Carrefors@vsgroup.com, Kevin.Fennessey@vsgroup.com, Matthias.Aeppli@vsgroup.com, Olof.Stålnacke@vsgroup.com, Paula.Eriksson@vsgroup.com, paula.eriksson@absolut.se, matthias.aeppli@absolut.com, matthias.aeppli@absolut.se, michael.misiorski@absolut.com, michael.misiorski@absolut.se, kevin.fennessey@absolut.com, kevin.fennessey@absolut.se, Claes.Dahlbäck@vsgroup.com, Bengt.Baron@vsgroup.com, Ola.Salmén@vsgroup.com, Rolf.Cassergren@vsgroup.com, Mats.Andersson@vsgroup.com, Jacob.Broberg@vsgroup.com, Mikael.Spångberg@vsgroup.com, Gunilla.Winlund@vsgroup.com, Krister.Asplund@vsgroup.com, Andreas Berggren Andreas.Berggren@vsgroup.com, Eva.Kempe-Forsberg@vsgroup.com, Anders.Carlson@vsgroup.com, Ketil.Eriksen@vsgroup.com, Jay.Maltby@vsgroup.com, Anders.Olsson@vsgroup.com, Peeter.Luksep@vsgroup.com, Michael.Persson@vsgroup.com, Claes.Åkesson@vsgroup.com, sarah.bessette@ABSOLUT.com, ambassaden.washington@foreign.ministry.se, claes.akesson@vsgroup.com, sofia.leffler.moberg@vsgroup.com, jeffrey.moran@absolut.com, jeffrey.moran@absolut.se, siteinfo@absolut.se, paula.eriksson@vsgroup.com, kristina.hagbard@absolut.se, jacob.broberg@vsgroup.com, Pierre.Coppéré@pernod.fr, Pierre.Coppere@pernod.fr, Pierre.Coppere@pernod.com, Xavier.Beysecker@pernod.fr, Xavier.Beysecker@pernod.com, Frantz.Hotton@pernod.fr, Frantz.Hotton@pernod.com, Jean-Marc.Roué@pernod.fr, Jean-Marc.Roue@pernod.fr, Jean-Marc.Roue@pernod.com, Jean-François.Lalu@pernod.fr, Jean-Francois.Lalu@pernod.fr, Jean-Francois.Lalu@pernod.com, Jean-Charles.Castellano@pernod.fr, Jean-Charles.Castellano@pernod.com, Régis.Souillet@pernod.fr, Regis.Souillet@pernod.fr, Regis.Souillet@pernod.com, Sylvie.Machenaud@pernod.fr, alexandra.cleon@pernod.com, sylvie.machenaud@pernod.com, sarah.valence@pernod.com, Emmanuel.Babeau@pernod.com, Alain.Barbet@pernod.com, Alain.Barbet@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Peter.Szemenyei@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Jack.Shea@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Thomas.Lalla@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Lori.Gage@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Mark.Orr@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Dan.Denisoff@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Stephen.Brauer@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Theodore.Roman@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Patrick.Piana@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Judy.Goldfarb@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Charles.Smith@pernod-ricard-usa.com, corporate_communications@pernod-ricard-usa.com, Deborah.Moss@absolut.com

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    Zuzu says:

    Ben –

    Do you think they’re too stupid to realize it’s about six of you sending those cut and pastes?

    I doubt if they were aiming for the trailer trash market anyway, but hey, ya never know.

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