Not Everyone Hails The End Of Political Ad Season
Some folks actually make a good living from political ads -- notably voiceover actors, two of whom are profiled in this interesting feature. "Can I just confess I love doing negative spots?" notes Jane Lueders, whose voice provides "the well-modulated and ubiquitous expression of Democratic anger, hurt, frustration, vulnerability, righteousness and quaking betrayal," writes Elizabeth Williamson. Her Republican counterpart, Sheldon Smith, admits that "the work can be lonely," since he works alone in his recording booths at home, among those who get the message out "either over a special phone line or by emailing a digital file," according to Williamson.