But the TV attack ad was only part of the G.O.P's anti- Alario offensive.There was also a website called thealarios.com that was sponsored by the G.O.P. The site is now defunct, but THE DEAD PELICAN has obtained a graphic (seen above) from the website where Alario is compared to the famous and brutal TV mobster Tony Soprano.
The site created a stir. On October 12, 2007, Drew Broach of the Times Picayune reported:
Four months after the HBO television series "The Sopranos" left viewers mulling the fate of its mafioso main character, the Republican Party of Louisiana has resurrected the Mafia theme on a Web site and mailing titled "The Alarios." It is the GOP's latest political barb against state Rep. John Alario, D-Westwego, who is running for the 8th Senate District seat against Republican businessman John Roberts. The text for "The Alarios" mirrors the red "Sopranos" font, complete with a handgun for the "r," and features a black-and-white photograph of Alario in dark garb, pulled from the legislator's own campaign literature.
Four years ago, the G.O.P. was comparing Alario to a Mafia chieftain.
Now Bobby Jindal, the state's highest elected GOP official, is backing Alario as Senate president. And the top brass of the Louisiana GOP (the same people who went after him in 2007) are strangely silent!http://www.thedeadpelican.com for updates