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How To Use Ryan Gosling's Abs Against Super PACs

August 15, 2012
ryang.jpgIf you're looking for a reason to stare at Michael Phelps' or Ryan Gosling's washboard abs (well, another reason), the folks over at unPAC have got you covered.

The organization, which is against Citizens United and secret money in politics, has launched the "Six Packs Against Super PACs" campaign, soliciting photos of washboard stomachs along with anti-super PAC messages. Some supporters have submitted photos of celebrities such as Gosling and Phelps, with Photoshopped anti-super PAC messages.

"It's supposed to be ridiculous, but 'fun ridiculous,' not 'scary ridiculous' the way super PACs are," unPAC co-founder and campaigns director Matthew Palevsky told the Alley. "In general, we have a lot of members who trend around 40 to 50 years old, and this is kind of a way to get younger people involved and get them to talk about politics."

UnPAC is a nonpartisan coalition of three other groups -- Purpose, Rootstrikers and United Republic -- and most recently campaigned against NBC running political ads during the Olympics.

The six pack photos get posted on the campaign's Tumblr and Pintrest pages. And despite the country's obesity epidemic, there are apparently a number of Americans with chiseled torsos (although one guy did submit a photo of him with a six-pack of beer). The campaign has even inspired Palevsky to hit the gym more often in hopes of getting a six pack of his own. "My country needs me," he said.

Photo: "Six Packs Against Super PACS."


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