Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's political action committee has purchased Google ads to make sure Americans looking for the State of the Union address see his response.
It's being live-streamed here
at a new site paid for by his Opportunity Virginia PAC and has been heavily promoted on the Internet.
We spoke with a very plugged-in tech type, who said it was a smart use of technology to generated buzz. McDonnell was up first with the ad, and the Democratic National Committee was not far behind with one of their own.
As we told you earlier
, McDonnell is giving the rebuttal live in the Virginia House of Delegates chamber where he once served. (Excerpts of his remarks here
Democrats also are knocking McDonnell for at first only inviting Republicans
to attend the address.