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Friday, September 30, 2005

This message paid for by Lunatics for Potts

The wingnuttiest campaign commercial you'll never see this election season is Russ Potts' new spot. The reason you'll never see it on TV is because you'd have to be watching at the exact 30 seconds at 2 in the morning that Potts can probably afford to run it. But take heart! You can see it right now by going to I can't do it justice but I'll just mention that it involves people of all ages, races and shapes (get it, all Virginians?) banging on pots (lowercase P, one T) yelling, "We want Potts!" (At least we assume that they want the kind with the uppercase P and the second T because, you see, they already have the other kind...) There's a slacker slumped over his pot full of mac and cheese, and a suburban mom in her kitchen with her copper pots, and a guy going positively postal with his grill cover, and school teachers and kids ... Well, you get the idea. But really, don't take my word for it -- you've got to see the weirdness for yourself. Go ahead. I'll wait.

(Raindrops are falling on my head, and just like the guy whose feet are too big for his...)

Oh, you're back. See? How bizarre was that? It makes you wonder what else his ad agency would have come up with if he'd had a different punny name like — oh, I don't know — Thorn or Paine or Balbricker?

To his absolute credit, Potts is having the time of his life. OK, so the Potts pots ad is goofy but at least he didn't promise a chicken in every one.

And speaking of chickens, I'll have something to say about one of Potts' opponents next week...


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