Woozle. You are genius.
Potential headlines for any follow-up on Grey Poupongate:
* Dems to GOP: Don’t Get Flustered, Try a Little Mustard
* GOP Mustard for New Attack on Obama
* Pardon Me, Do You Have Any Grey Matter?
I think what’s happening here is not so much that the Right is “freaking out” but that they’re trying to build up an image of Obama as elitist by using the old word-association myth-building trick (as in “tax-and-spend liberal”). The Grey Poupon “pardon me” commercials were clearly trying to give the brand an aristocratic tang, and “Dijon” — well, French stuff is aristocratic by definition, ain’t it? So that just proves Obama is secretly an elitist, and not one of us reg’lar folks who would use a down-home American-made brand of mustard, like… y’know… French’s. [FX: rimshot]