Several weeks back, the Department of Health and Human Services deployed none other than Andy Griffith in a public service spot in which he talked up the benefits of healthcare reform.
But the spirit of Mayberry is also a minefield.
A group of Senate Republicans want the ad pulled. Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), John McCain (R-Arizona), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and John Thune (R-S.D.)