Via Hot Air comes one of the most sickening campaign ads of the day.
Here's a commercial for write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski that features the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who was chased from office due to criminal charges. As the Robert Byrd of the Yukon, Sen. Stevens had shipped as much pork and cash to Alaska as humanly possible, so he's held in high esteem by the citizens there despite that fact that his Senate record is even more shameful than the corruption charges that eventually cost him his seat.
Murkowski is touting an endorsement from Stevens that was originally withheld because of his unexpected death. In great (read: disgusting) style, Murkowski is trying to get credit both for pulling the ad out of sympathy for the family and for getting the endorsement from Stevens. Turn me on, Dead Man! Sorry, Lisa M, it's one or the other. You can't have it both ways. Either you're a good, decent person who did the right thing or you're an opportunistic creep. No wonder you lost your party's nomination the first time you had a real challenge.
If you want an example of posthumous commercializing as it's meant to be done, check out Yul "The King & I" Brynner's anti-smoking spot, released after the bald-pated thespian shuffled off his mortal coil due to lung cancer and absolutely carcinogenic reviews of the short-lived muscial based on The Odyssey, Home Sweet Homer: