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Monday, April 26, 2010

Why I'm Really Glad I Don't Watch TV

Or, How to Spend 150 Million Bucks and Not Run Away With an Election.

Billionaire meg Whitman has been reported to have spent $150 Million, (yes, that's $150,000,000) in her attempt to buy the office of the Governor of California.

This is insane for a minority Republican party primary race against Steve Poizner, another billionaire.

People who watch TV in California are well aware of this, since a typical weeknight evening TV viewer is now being treated to no less than 30 of her tasteful and charming ads, like this one. I have never been more glad I'm not one of them.



Acknowledging that Whitman has no substantial agenda to offer, I still can't believe what cheesy ads her campaign cranks out. All the money must be going for hooker and Bondage live "sex" shows for her campaign managers (aw,shucks, Republicans would never do that, or would they?)

What is interesting in the design of these ads is that Whitman's face rarely appears in her ads. Being raised properly by my momma, I will not speculate as to why this might be.

In response to this ad blitz, competing Republican billionaire Steve Poizner has come up many millions with of ads, but nothing compared to Whitman's ad blitz:



This ad really encapsulates the surreality of all this. "I know what's good for you, but, hey, don't take it form me, listen to the singing fish."

No need to worry about Republican billionaires taking over the world, now that the Self Appointed Guardians of We Common Folks have come to the rescue with their own TV ads. Actually, this is my favorite of all the campaign ads I've seen.



Maybe once Jerry Brown, the presumptive Democratic candidate stops rolling on the floor laughing, he can get his act in gear by signing Jello Biafra. Schwarzenegger might be married to a live Kennedy, but in my book, that doesn't even hold a candle to having a Dead Kennedy song about you.

I say,

Gerry for Governor, CALIFORNIA UBER ALIS!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would buy a TV - in fact many - just to increase my chances of seeing these ads.

Anonymous said...

And I thought all the political morons worked in Albany, NY.

Who knew?

Steve said...
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Steve said...

It's been said hydrogen and stupidity are the most common elements in the universe (Frank Zappa said so), but until Jello Biafra does a song about New York, I still say CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES!!, dudes.

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