President Obama is no stranger to taking a shellacking at the polls. Or a beating in the press. Or even a tongue-lashing from the right.
But a flattening from a fish sandwich?
Such is the case from the KFC ad that ran, however briefly, in Hong Kong for a fish sandwich.
Two things are evident from the effort from Yum! Brands ad: 1) This clearly didn't deliver the message they wanted and 2) they serve lemon wedges with fish sandwiches over there!
The spot, a riff on the Obamamantra of "Change," was pulled before the fish had a chance to flatten KFC's image too much. But, before the presidential pardons roll out, consider some of the stunning dialogue:
"Change, not only for your mom, but for you, your stomach, for a better taste! Mmm, change is good."
Change. It tastes bittersweet. And lemony.
"It was meant to be a spoof and no disrespect was intended," a spokesman for Yum! Brands of the Hong Kong market spot thant ran when Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the U.S. "It is no longer airing and will not be re-aired."
Would they have done this when Rahm was still running the White House?