National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association

"One Heartbeat Away"
30 sec. TV ad run in CO, MI, MO, MN, OH and WI, announced Sept. 30, 2008 to run during the week of the vice presidential  debate.

[Music "One Heartbeat Away" throughout]
Female Voice: What is it exactly that the VP does?

Text: Billed sexual-assault victims for rape kits.

Text: Charged taxpayers thousands of dollars for working from home.

[SFX: heart monitor, flatline]

Text: Asked Wasilla librarian about banning books.

Text: Wants to teach creationism in public schools.

Text: Used power of Governor's office for personal vendettas.

Text: Opposed "Bridge to Nowhere" earmark, then kept taxpayers' money.

Male Announcer: California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.
Notes: The California Nurses Association describes the ad as "provocative," and it comes very close to crossing the bounds of propriety.