Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Can Pat Boone Save Ernie Fletcher?

Disclaimer: At age 5, my first TV celeb crush was... yep, you guessed it... Pat Boone, the star of The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom. Later down the road, I completely forgot about Pat Boone until that whole baptizing people in swimming pools deal. That embarrassing episode soured my opinion of Boone forever.

Imagine my lack of surprise to read that Pat Boone has recorded a robo-call election message, in a last-minute effort to persuade today's Kentucky voters not to embrace a "San Francisco" future for the state.

You know about Republican codespeak, right?

San Francisco- gay

New York- Jew

Diversity- black, brown & yellow people want rights (How dare they?)

But I digress...

Going into the home stretch in in the Kentucky gubernatorial election, the Republicans appear to have brought out one last card: Paranoia against gays.

The state GOP is now sending a robo-call throughout the state featuring none other than Pat Boone, warning that as a Christian he is concerned that Democratic nominee Steve Beshear, who has been way ahead in the polls, will work for "every homosexual cause."

"Now do you want a governor who'd like Kentucky to be another San Francisco?" Boone asks. "Please re-elect Ernie Fletcher."

And at a campaign stop last night, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports, the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor made a direct attack upon the Democratic ticket: "Do you want a couple of San Francisco treats or do you want a governor?"

According to SurveyUSA's Nov. 5th poll...

Beshear (D) 59%
Fletcher (R) 39%

Hey, Pat. You're just another last-minute tutti fruitti (trans. "tool") to hardcore wingnuts.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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