The ads highlight the multiple layers of steel and concrete used to protect shallow aquifers. Too bad this casing fails regularly, according to ProPublica, leading to multiple accidents in the American Northeast, as well as Colorado and Ohio.The ad also falsely implies that these layers of protection extend the full length of the well -- turns out that they don't. That's probably less significant than the casing failures, which threaten relatively shallow water supplies, but it's still sneaky.
The low threshold for the recall really garnered momentum when Rep. Darrell Issa, fueled by his own political ambition, decided to contribute $1.7 million of his own money to finance advertisements and signature gatherers. But Issa's gubernatorial aspirations were derailed when Schwarzenegger, rather appropriately, announced on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that he, too, would run for governor.The recall election became a national political sideshow that, in addition to Schwarzenegger, attracted porn kings, diminutive former child actors, strippers and others seeking the governor's chair.Had there been no recall and had he never been elected governor, news of Schwarzenegger fathering a child with a woman who was not his wife may have been noteworthy for a nanosecond at best.