Sunday, November 12, 2006

Call Me Girl

We blogged awhile back on the famous Tennessee Senate ad paid for by soon-to-be former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman.

Turns out, the actress who played the "Playboy Party Girl" in the controversial ad is named Johanna Goldsmith and she's a native of Austin, Texas.

How do we know this?

Cause we're cool like that.

Actually, no we're not. Elise Hu is cool like that.

The former WYFF TV reporter (now working at KVUE in Austin) tracked down Goldsmith and broke the story, which is also featured prominently on 67 Degrees, one of the best political blogs we've seen in a long time.

(67 Degrees even links to us here at FITS, which we think is incredibly cool even though we're hoping they'll change the link from "Will" to "All The Girls in Will's Head" or just "FITS," to keep up appearances, you know).

Anyway, according to Elise's report, the actress made up the famous "wink" at the end of the ad herself. Also, it turns out her scenes were shot in Dallas, not in Tennessee. And she's apparently had two marriage proposals as a result of all the publicity, although neither Goldsmith nor Hu would confirm whether one of those proposals was from Sic Willie.

It certainly wouldn't surprise us.


Anonymous elise said...

To be fair, I think The Tennessean broke the story, though I was the only TV reporter in Texas to care, apparently. We got a lot of hate calls for giving her any more attention.

10:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


If you were in SC for a day then you know "Sic WIllie" does not let a fact get in the way!

1:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wilbur- You getting too friendly with the press again? DIdn't a TV reporter already move to Texas because of you?

10:46 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to know what that shit is on the girl's forehead. Did she blade in a wrestling match the night before the photo was snapped?

12:00 PM


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