I’m not bipolar, but my blog is. I’ll continue my addiction story–probably tomorrow–but tonight I need a break. I’m sure y’all understand and will stay tuned.
I’m not a political strategist.
I know, right? It’s hard to believe, but I’ve never orchestrated a campaign for office. Having said that, I’m guessing what holds true for the rest of us also holds true for political candidates–namely, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. It’s a cliché, but for good reason.
When making up a campaign leaflet, it’s probably best to show it to a few people. Maybe even people from different generations with varied backgrounds. Of course, if that happened, I wouldn’t have found this on my front porch today:
Yeah, my house is a mess and apparently the lens on my phone’s camera needs cleaning. Also, I have man hands. Stop judging me. Let’s focus on the important element here:
I know you hate me for making you watch that, but it had to be done to further your understanding of why I’m so perplexed by this leaflet. Go ahead and watch it again, and when you come back, let me know if that’s someone you want associated with your political campaign. Bonus points: I live in ultra-conservative Utah County, and Susan Powter is gay. For some reason, that makes this about 50 times funnier to me. I’m pretty sure Mr. Bridgewater didn’t intend people to think of a crazy lesbian with a buzz cut when he ok’d this leaflet.
Of course, I could be wrong. If I am and that was Tim Bridgewater’s plan from the get-go, I am totally voting for him.
*I have such great conversations in my house since I started blogging. Car brought that leaflet in with the mail and as soon as I saw it, I whipped out my phone.
“What are you doing?”
“I’m taking a picture! This is awesome!”
“Why are you taking a picture?”
“So I can blog about this. It makes me laugh.”
“Soooo…I shouldn’t throw it away, then?”
We had a similar conversation about the perverse animal cookies. In fact, I didn’t take a picture of them when I first took them out of the bag and I spent the next few days extremely paranoid that Car might eat them before I recorded their shame.
**The WordPress proofreader has never seen an infomercial. How sad.