Don't mess with the hillbillies:
Republican campaign operatives are taking down an ad against West Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Joe Manchin following a report that the ad's casting call asked for actors who could look "hicky."
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The ad, called "Stop Obama," depicted blue-collar-looking workers sitting at a diner griping about Manchin's support for President Obama. But Politico.com reported that the ad was shot using actors in Philadelphia and that the casting call said: "We are going for a 'Hicky' Blue Collar look."
The casting call urged actors to bring clothing like flannel shirts, "beat up" John Deere hats and down-filled vests -- "so think coal miner/trucker looks."
Where I grew up, that was not known as "the hicky look." We called it "dressing for dinner."