Creative Destruction

May 10, 2007

A Serving Of Thigh Meat

Filed under: Election 2008 — Off Colfax @ 9:16 pm

Ever wonder what it looks like when a political campaign shoves their collective feet into their mouths?

Last weekend Deb and Jerry VonSprecken of Olin received a call from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s campaign office asking them if they would be interested in holding a campaign rally on May 4, after she had donated to his campaign.

“We thought it would be an honor and agreed,” said Jerry.

On Tuesday Deb received a call from Giuliani’s Des Monies office and was asked to call New York.

“They wanted to know our assets,” she revealed, and added that she and Jerry have a modest 80 acre farm and raise cattle.

Later she received a call from Tony Delgado at the Des Monies location.

“Tony said, ‘I’m sorry, you aren’t worth a million dollars and he is campaigning on the Death Tax right now.’ then he said they weren’t going to be able to come,” Deb continued.

Yeah. Definitely some extra serving of legs and thighs going on at the Rudyville KFC, all in the name of the eternal quest for The Perfect Photo-Op(trademark pending).

Have we gotten so media-meditative that candidates can’t just go into a diner anymore and shake hands? Or sit down with real people in a real home and leave the real script in the car?

Show me a candidate willing to do that (Mike Gravel? Tom Tancredo? Forrest Gump? Me?), even on a part-time basis, particularly in this age of Total Media Control, and I’ll show you the candidate that gets my immediate support. Immediate.

[Turn Signal: TPM]

4 Comments »

  1. Show me a candidate willing to do that (Mike Gravel? Tom Tancredo? Forrest Gump? Me?), even on a part-time basis, particularly in this age of Total Media Control, and I’ll show you the candidate that gets my immediate support. Immediate.

    You’re right. This quaint notion of voting for people because you agree with their policies is just sooooo old-fashioned. These days, it’s all about handshakes. And baby-kissing. Don’t forget the babies…

    Comment by Daran — May 11, 2007 @ 1:29 am | Reply

  2. Wrong, Daran. These days, it is all about media spin, sound bytes, and image polishing followed by countering the efforts of your opponent(s). Policy runs a poor third in importance to the vast majority of candidates and campaigns.

    Don’t ask where honesty and integrity, much less voter appreciation, fit into the equation.

    Comment by Off Colfax — May 11, 2007 @ 9:21 am | Reply

  3. Yeah, and your support means so much, seeing as how you love the brain-dead (and now, thankfully, corpus-dead too) Ronald Reagan.

    Comment by Steve Cargillo — May 14, 2007 @ 10:59 pm | Reply

  4. Someone give Bob a rag. I think he just had a spit-take all over his monitor.

    To quote John Cleese:

    Explain the logic underlying that conclusion, please.

    (Gonna bloody well LOVE seeing this one.)

    Comment by Off Colfax — May 14, 2007 @ 11:08 pm | Reply


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