The ad was a little too silly for my tastes, but it got your attention, and that was a good thing.
Puckett came back a week or so later with a rebuttal on the same station with an ad of his own (a copy of which he's apparently not posted to the web). Well, it wasn't exactly a rebuttal. It was more of a change-the-subject. He attacked the outsiders from northern Virginia (!) who had put together the earlier attack piece (the Virginia GOP being a foreign entity when it comes to Southwest Virginia, one must guess), how the accusations were all a pack of lies, and went on to talk about how he's always been there for his constituents, etc. etc.
Slick is the only word to describe it. He never actually denied the specifics.
Well, now Mr. Puckett has come out with his first YouTube spot. And it can't be called slick. In fact, it's quite well done. You can see it here:
To watch the ad you'd think Phil Puckett isn't the same guy who routinely sides with the most liberal of Virginia's politicians when it comes to taxes and regulation.
Which is his intention.
"Change the Subject Phil" we should call him.
Nice bit of work, though. Whoever did it.