Italian Political Ad Blasts David Axelrod as 'Axl Rose'

White House guru gets into Italian politics

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 27, 2013 12:40 PM CST

(Newser) – David Axelrod lost a mustache, but gained a ... headband? President Obama's campaign guru, who shaved his 'stache for charity, is now advising a candidate for the premiership of Italy—where opponents have compared him to Guns 'N' Roses frontman Axl Rose, Politico reports. An ad attacking Axelrod's man, centrist Mario Monti, can translated as: "A guru recommended to Monti to attack his opponents. But the guru, sooner or later, will leave and Italy's problems will remain."

No big deal, except for an accompanying photo of a middle-aged scowler in a rock 'n' roll headband who apparently resembles Rose. True, Rose has been "something of a disappointment" lately, quips New York, but "but are Italians really that upset by his failure to deliver Chinese Democracy?"

The ad that compared an Axel to an Axl.
The ad that compared an Axel to an Axl.   (Italian Democratic Party)
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