Friendly Rancher in Pro-Fracking Ad is Former Allard Staffer

As long as we're on the subject of misleading political advertising today, let's have a look at where fracking proponents come from (hint: The stork doesn't bring them, because the stork is dead after it ate fish poisoned by fracking spills).

Anne Kern, cast here as an everyday rancher whose neighbors were "surprised" when she allowed fracking on her land, is perhaps the least surprising frackster you can imagine: Annie Brewster Kern, a staff member for Republican Senator Wayne Allard from 2002-2009. It's nice to know you've found a new calling as an actress since Allard left office, Annie, but your role as "Ordinary Rancher Woman" is unconvincing. I give your debut performance two glasses of delicious, nutritious fracking fluid down (the hatch, Governor).

About ProgressiveCowgirl

Colorado native, young professional, progressive cowgirl. 4-term FPE (aka masochist).

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  1. Moderatus says:

    So what? Does she not own this land? Why is her opinion less valid because of her past employment?

  2. langelomisterioso says:

    I didn't notice  but does she live in one of the counties that will be voting on secession the 5th, in which case maybe Colorado won't need to worry about her?

  3. Gray in Mountains says:

    good to see you again PCG. I was thinking of you this weekend. Not like that

  4. exlurker19 says:

    I get this ad a lot on a free internet radio station.  Didn't know who she was, but didn't believe a word she said either.  Thanks for letting me know I don't need to believe her.  I, too, was thinking about you PCG recently.  Glad you're back and stirring the ol' pot, er kettle, er oh, well, never mind.

    • ProgressiveCowgirl says:

      For now. For now. I have a bunch of other stuff I've been sitting on 'til after this election, we'll see, I may stick around more consistently this time. Been victim-advocating a lot, side effect they didn't warn me about is that political mudslinging seems less meaningful.

  5. Lauren Swain says:

    Tell the poor souls in this devastating and very factual video how safe fracking is:

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