"A message of thanks to John McCain from the French people," the ad says -- in French with English subtitles. It comes from the Campaign for America's Future and the Gallic imagery continues as "John McCain, hero of France," is on a banner on the Arc de Triomphe in the opening scene, and the Senator from Arizona is also shown wearing a beret and a curly mustache.
"Thanks for helping the U.S. military choose a French company, Airbus. Tens of thousands of jobs for the French and thousands fewer for Americans, ha, ha, ha!" the ad continues. "It's a great day for France. Long live John McCain and long live France." The spot came out the same day McCain met French President Nicolas Sarkozy.