Rachel Maddow had a swell segment on her show about bad political commercials. The one that caught my eye was for recently defeated Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. It even has a cheesy disco/funk jingle. Check it out:
Okay, I'm back. I had to get up and do the hustle or some such shit. The ad wasn't unleashed on the world until the day before the election, so my hunch is that the campaign knew it was a turkey, but also knew they were gonna smoked by their teabagger opponent, the Other Dan Patrick. This teawad idiot should not be confused with Sports Dan Patrick who was Keith Olbermann's partner on Sports Night back in the day.
Losing to the Other Dan Patrick is quite a comedown for the man who brought the gavel down on the Wendy Davis filibuster, and was once the frontrunner in the 2012 Senate race. He lost that time to a certain uber malaka named Ted Cruz. Now Disco Dave is about to dance his way off the stage. And yeah, I know Charlie Pierce calls David Gregory Disco Dave, which makes the Texas pol the Other Disco Dave if you wanna get technical about it. I don't and it's my blog. Neener, neener, neener.
Another reason the ad tickled my fancy is that it reminded me of some local teevee ads for NOLA ambulance chaser Chip Forstall. Here's one of the Chipper's commercials. Btw, he stands tall:
Actually, that Zydeco jingle is a helluva lot better than the KC and the Sunshine Band lite thingamabob in the Dewhusrt ad.
Texas is not only Louisiana's next door neighbor but we have something else in common. We have Diaper Dave Vitter and they have Disco Dave Dewhurst. I'm hoping that Dewhurst's defeat will foreshadow Vitter's defeat in next year's Gret Stet Governor's race. I am not holding my breath: there's no room on Diaper Dave's right.
It just occurred to me that I should give the Gret Stet's own Zachary Richard the last word with his classic Zydeco rock tune, Dancing At Double D's:
I just realized that Dr A, our friend Mark Folse and I were in the crowd that day. I only wish the chick next to YouTuber ZviZeav would have STFU. She almost ruined Zach's accordion duel with David Torkanowsky.