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My Way News - Mystery Creator of Anti-Clinton Ad ID’d
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internet video sensation that targeted Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton now has rival Sen. Barack Obama on the spot.
Heralded by many as the embodiment of Web-driven citizen activism, the mysterious YouTube ad now stands revealed as the work of a Democratic operative employed by a consulting firm with Obama links.
“It’s true … yeah, it’s me,” said Philip de Vellis, a 33-year-old strategist with Blue State Digital, a Washington company that advises Democratic candidates and liberal groups.
Blue State designed Obama’s Web site, and one of the firm’s founding members, Joe Rospars, took a leave from the company to work as Obama’s director of new media.
Obama, Blue State and de Vellis all say de Vellis acted on his own. De Vellis left the company on Wednesday. He said he resigned; Thomas Gensemer, the firm’s managing director, said he was fired.
I don’t imagine this guy will have too much problem finding a new gig. Plenty of press that’s for sure.