It's shocking when one woman refers to another as a dog, no matter how subtle the reference. It isn't surprising to see Elizabeth Dole lying to save her sorry hide, but it is shocking to see her comparing Kay Hagan to a dog.
In the ad the narrator claims, "That dog won't hunt." Unfortunately for Liddy, the ad firm used a breed of dog that is actually quite good at hunting. As a matter of fact their known for hunting foxes and...um...rats.
The breed used in the ad (best I can tell) is a Jack Russell Terrier. I own a JRT and they are some of the smartest dogs around. They learn very quickly and are a favorite breed of many of the chicken farm owners in this area. The following story should give you an idea why farmers like this breed.
Although the Parson (the Rev. Jack Russell) never used his dogs for the purpose, the JRT is also a plucky ratter. In 1977, an Englishman and his team of four Jack Russells took three tons of rats out of chicken farms in just one day!
Three tons of rats! Wow.
Lucky for us, there's only one rat we want to get rid of that is bothering us here in North Carolina and feisty Kay Hagan is just the woman for the job.