One of my favorite parts of the Super Bowl is the first run of the myriad of expensive, high impact commercials. Advertisers usually pull out their best stuff for this one day opportunity. One ad that has stirred up considerable controversy is the ad featuring former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Focus on the Family is behind the ad, the substance of which is a message that strongly favors a pro-life position. But what is remarkable about all the hoopla and banter is the fact that apparently no one, apart from REAL insiders, has seen the ad. The ruckus is largely over hearsay.
Sally Jenkins is a columnist for the Washington Post and also the author and/or co-author of several sports books, including the two written by/about Lance Armstrong and his recovery from cancer and his amazing accomplishments in the Tour de France. Today, she has written a very thoughtful if not surprising article in the Post. What is somewhat remarkable about this article, is that Jenkins would more than likely self-describe herself as a liberal and states in the article that is she is in favor of a woman’s right to murder her unborn. Yet, she makes some wonderful points in this piece, while at the same time dressing down the feminists who have been so quick to deride the heretofore unseen commercial.
Here is her article.