Political Adverts: The Good, The Bad, And The Weird - From Willie Rennie to Herman Cain

Weird Political Adverts

The Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 01/11/11 11:06 Updated: 01/11/11 11:06

Scotttish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has apologised for an online cartoon portraying Alex Salmond in Arabic dress.

The image was supposed to be a joke after Salmond compared Qatar and Scotland, but Rennie said he had "withdrawn" it, adding that it was published on his day off: "I apologise for the offence that has clearly been caused by our cartoon on the first minister's remarks in Qatar.

"Although I did not approve its publication I accept responsibility for it", he told BBC Scotland's Good Morning Scotland.

But it's not the first - and won't be the last - political ad to cause offence. Take a look at our pick of bad political adverts below, from the offensive to the downright weird:

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During the 2010 election, Labour MP Roger Godsiff distributed leaflets with pictures of paedophile Vanessa George and murderer Steven Wright asking "Do you want convicted murderers, rapists and paedophiles to be given the vote? The Lib Dems do?" Labour disowned the ads and he withdrew the leaflet.
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