File it under the ironic category but the young girl shown in Hillary Clinton’s now-famous “3am” ad she ran in Texas before the March 4th primary has come out of hiding. She’s now 17 years old and an avid Obama supporter.
A video report on it from the local Seattle TV station with the story:
Here’s the story on it from King5.com:
BONNEY LAKE, Wash. â€“ The political ad that sparked nationwide controversy turns out to have a surprising local connection.
One of the actors in the Hillary Clinton ad was shocked to see herself, especially because she’s a fierce supporter of Barack Obama.
The so-called “red-phone ad” was played all over the country and helped turn the tide for Hillary Clinton leading up to her big win in Ohio. The commercial suggested Barack Obama was too inexperienced to handle a national crisis.
But the young girl starring in the ad will actually be voting age next month and says she’s no fan of Hillary Clinton.
Thursday night, the Knowles family of Bonney Lake, Wash., watched the Jon Stewart Show and saw the ad for the first time.
“I looked and saw a girl that looked like my sister and we rewound it and sure enough it was my sister,” said Brady Knowles.
The first girl in the ad is young Casey Knowles. It’s stock footage from eight years ago when she worked as a TV extra – footage owned now by Getty Images and used by the Clinton campaign.
Not so much important news as it is funny. What it says to me is that political ads are not necessarily filled with people who are willingly supporting the candidate who’s ad they’re appearing in.
I’ll be waiting for the new counter ad featuring Knowles and Obama together.
She’s making the morning show rounds now, here she is on GMA:
It’s funny because she is going to become a new face for Obama and it’s chock full of irony. Of course you would expect campaigns to use stock footage but this whole thing is dripping with irony since the original Clinton ad was a strong emotional piece.
Now the little girl sleeping at 3am can speak and tell us she’d prefer Obama answering the phone. More of a humor story than hard news.