This appeared in this month's Harper's
. It's 'Don't Go There,' a script for one of 24 radio ads targeting black voters, aired during the 2006 elections and produced by America's PAC
DENNIS: The night's still young! Let's head to the river and try out the slots!
MICHAEL: Naw, I gotta get home. I promised Kathleen I'd help the kids with their homework.
DENNIS: You know, the Army really changed you.
MICHAEL: War does that. It makes you value what you're fighting for.
DENNIS: So I suppose you want me to vote Republican, like you and your soldier buddies.
MICHAEL: Not at all. You've got no reason to.
DENNIS: How's that?
MICHAEL: Well, you don't work for a living. So what do you care about keeping taxes low?
DENNIS: Hey, that's cold.
MICHAEL: You cheat on your wife. So why would you want an amendment to protect marriage?
DENNIS: A man's got to do what a man's got to do.
MICHAEL: And I know you're not going to enlist to defend your country.
DENNIS: Not everyone's as slow as you are, bro.
MICHAEL: And if you make a little mistake with one of your hos, you'll want to dispose of the problem toot sweet, no questions asked, right?
DENNIS: Naw, that's too cold. I don't snuff my own seed.
MICHAEL: Huh. Really? Well, maybe you do have a reason to vote Republican!