Friday Night Lights writer-director Peter Berg is not impressed that Mitt Romney has co-opted the series' infamous "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" phrase on his Facebook page and in his campaign speeches:
Here's his biting letter to the Romney campaign:
Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series. The only relevant comparison that I see between your campaign and Friday Night Lights is in the character of Buddy Garrity — who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling imported cars from Japan.
Fun twist: Buzz Bissinger, who wrote the book on which Berg's movie and TV series are based, is a Romney supporter.
And the award for most over-the-top ad spot goes to the Dems -- just weeks from Election Day and they decide to go with this?
"I just want to make sure I got this straight. He'll get rid of regulations on Wall Street — but he's going to crack down on Sesame Street!"
Big Bird and Co. are not impressed:
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