Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Jersey Politics

I'm a New Yorker so I'm not really following New Jersey's race for U.S. Senate seats. However, I've spent a lot of time in the car over the last few days listening to A.M. radio. (It's hard to freak out about traffic when you're paying so much attention to freaking out about the Right-wing drek spewing from your speakers.)

Anyway, "Jersey Joe Pinnacchio" is running as a Republican. I know almost nothing about the guy. One commercial is pretty funny. It's got a silly little jingle about "Jersey Joe" that sounds like it might have been produced in 1957. The second one I've heard is kind of interesting. It starts off "If Obama wins, who's gonna stand up to him?" It then lists all the liberals who don't speak for you and reminds you that Joe is one of you!

There's certainly nothing unique about someone telling you how you need protection from all of the scary people out there, but it's the first time I recall hearing a politician running on the probability that his party's Presidential Candidate is going to lose.

I just thought that was interesting and I don't plan to put a whole lot more thought into who New Jersey chooses to represent them.


vince said...

My only comment is that in honor of National Potato Chip Day, I went to a place in town that makes their own potato chips, and had some.

Jim Wright said...

Oooh, fresh potato chips, my favorite. I look forward to the Alaska State Fair every year - because, there's a booth there that makes fresh cut potato chips (from Alaskan Yukon Gold potatoes, what else?) and then smothers them in fresh chopped green garlic and Parmesan cheese. They'll make your eyes water.

Nathan, I fully intended to make this a hijack(tm) but the post reminds me of a phone call I had yesterday - the person I was talking was appalled at my recent post about why I won't vote for McCain. She explained to me, very carefully, that it was my duty to vote for McCain, if only in order to keep Obama out of the White House - Because (wait for it), Obama talks just like Hitler did in the 30's! Uh, uh, uh, Hitler? She said Obama scares her to death and while she doesn't like McCain, she sure as hell doesn't want a Hitler for President.


Um, yeah. She's in her 70's and a close relative so I didn't say much in response other than to tell her that I didn't agree. But seriously, Hitler? WTF?