31 thoughts on “The chapter wherein Kilgore allows me to justify ridiculing him mercilessly.”

  1. What the hell is the matter with Jerry Kilgore?
    Did somebody take a doodie in his sandbox or what?

  2. How do you screen capture video?

    I tried using print screen and ended up with a black square where the video was.

  3. The fact that y’all are so upset with this ad demonstrates beyond doubt that it is both true and effective. Would you like a little cheese with that whine?

  4. Even more evidence that Kilgore thinks that the winner of this race gets to be crowned “Fratboy” King of the Day.

    This would be embarrasing were my 12-year-old to try to use this as a means of getting elected!

    Will someone please give Jerry his decoder rings back and tell him he cannot come out to play until Thanksgiving when all the grown-ups will be thankful that Kaine got elected in a LANDSLIDE!

  5. I liked it! They should have had DMB’s “Too Much” playing in the background, but that would have sent Waldo over the edge. (Well, more over the edge.) ;)

  6. Note to Mr. Young:

    I sure hope you are not employed in any capacity that requires you to use logic. Perhaps the reason people are upset with this ad is that it is shamelessly puerile?

    I think this is going to boomerang on Kilgore and bring votes to Kaine because no citizen can take it seriously. It is a stupid ad. An embarassment. I hope he makes a dozen more like it — that way every citizen can see with their own eyes WHY KILGORE IS TOO IMMATURE to even be crowned “clown of the circus.”

    I thought that the Governor of Virginia was supposed to be an individual of intelligence and depth. GAME OVER, JERRY. Pack it in and go home now.

  7. The fact that y’all are so upset with this ad demonstrates beyond doubt that it is both true and effective.

    No it’s not. I was equally upset with Al Weed’s similar advertisement in his campaign against Rep. Virgil Goode. It was extremely similar, featuring a South Park-style cutout animation of his opponent. I thought it was disrespectful and tasteless.

    Does that demonstrate beyond a doubt that the ad was true and effective?

  8. I take this ad as an indication that we can now start running ads showing Jerry Kilgore in a frilly maid’s outfit, serving drinks to his wife’s boyfriend.

    After all, *someone* had to have provided the Y chromosome for those kids and it clearly couldn’t have been Kilgore.

    Most Virginians would rather have friggin’ Ralph Nader for a governor than a weak, limp-wristed little coward that Steve Buschemi could probably beat up with one arm behind his back.

  9. I should put together an ad that depicts Jerry Kilgore raping chickens and subsequently getting a beat down by a nine year old girl as he pleads for mercy.

    If anybody got upset, that would demonstrate beyond doubt that it’s true and effective. Right?

  10. How do you screen capture video?

    I tried using print screen and ended up with a black square where the video was.

    That’s an artifact of how Windows displays video. I’m a Mac guy, so I’m afraid I really don’t know how to solve your problem. Were I in your shoes, I’d download the actual video file and try capturing it in a local (non-browser-based) viewer.

  11. I was thinking that effectiveness of political ads would be measured by the extent to which they convince citizens to vote for a candidate (or stay home and refrain from voting for the opponent). It turns out that the effectiveness is really determined by how angry (or “chafed”) it makes viewers. Stupid me.

    Waldo’s right on target. Mr. Kilgore’s ad is infantile and demeans both him and the political process.

  12. Ever since Kilgore & His Boys hauled out those “decoder rings,” I have realized that their level of maturity and sophistication is reduced to the level of what one can find in the bottom of a box of “Fruit Loops.”

    I think this latest commercial is more of the same. Soccer Mom and Waldo have this one nailed. Make a dozen of these, Jerry. Spend all your money. Nov. 8th is coming. You might also go back to that gas station where you were pumping lies the other day and see if they have a job opening.

  13. This is going to hurt Kilgore. Does anyone remember that similarly infantile ad that Al Weed ran on TV in the week before the VA 5th election in ’04? I am convinced that it cost him a full point on election day.

    Jerry Kilgore literally doesn’t have a point to spare.

  14. Waldo, Waldo. Wasn’t it you who posted “Jerry-Bo-Peep”? Oops! I checked. Yes it was.

    I quoth: “Pot. Kettle. Black.” I guess those Kilgore types should just leave parody to the pros, right?

    And as to Soccer Mom, the only people who seem to be upset with it are supporters of its intended target. I’m ALWAYS suspicious when someone attacks/savages a strategy, rather than its content. It suggests a resort to objective criteria when the real complaint is the effectiveness of the vehicle. Moreover, the person attacking/savaging the strategy is usually: (a) willing to use it him or herself, when useful; and/or (b) has remained silent when his or her ideological soulmates have used it, rendering that individual a hypocrite.

    How many of the people criticizing this ad think Michael Moore is a genius and a serious political commentator?

  15. Michael Moore makes films that are entertaining to many people. They generally know what they’re getting when they fork over their $8 and that includes some laughs. He’s a clown, and he makes people laugh. If there’s some political truth in what he has to say, fine. If there’s not, that’s okay, too, as long as he’s entertaining. He owes his audience nothing more than 90 minutes worth of amusement.

    Jerry Kilgore expects the people of Virginia to elect him as their Governor. It’s a serious job, that demands intellect, leadership and seriousness of purpose. For an erstwhile governor to be flippant and clown-like is insulting to the Commonwealth of Virginia and its people.

    Besides, he wasn’t even funny. If was a theatrical release, I’d be asking for my $8 back.

  16. I somehow don’t really think silliness on a blog is the same as a candidate running such a mockworthy campaign. And bloggers may have a life outside blogging (most of us anyway), but we still could use a little enjoyment for all the time we spend (for free) digesting really discouraging news about how bush and his buddies are messing up one thing or another. Seems to me we ought to unleash more mockery of ole Jerry. Stay tuned…

  17. Good Christ, I can’t believe that I’m watching a bunch of Democrats have this same discussion for the zillionth time. Republicans run nasty campaigns, period. They cheat and lie. We know that Kilgore was going to lie his way through this race when he hired the dude from the Swift Boat group last Spring. Every time you act so surprised and yet never learn and never really react.

    For the love of God just go for the goddamn throat every time. Don’t seethe and wait and shout threats about how you’re going to attack and then never really do it in any organized way. The trouble with Democrats is that you’re constantly trying to win by talking about issues and solutions. Go for the goddamn throat. Rip out his jugular with your teeth, crush the windpipe between your jaws and crap down his throat. Figuratively speaking, of course. Call him a faggot or a sissy or whatever is going to make his kids cry and his wife furious. Tell everyone he’s ‘not a real man.’ People will shake their heads at it but they won’t vote for the weak little sissy. Be goddamn ruthless already.

    Enough talk. Just disembowel your sissy opposition already.

  18. Where is the outrage from the left that Skunk is implying that a gay man can’t be Governor? Your selective outrage is telling.

    I don’t know who is going to win, but the election will not be determined based on this commercial or any other so far. It is not a Willie Horton ad that makes a point and grabs people emotionally.

  19. No. 23 –

    You neglected to mention another HUGE difference that is seen in the Kaine “strike-back” ad –
    Kaine’s ad relies upon facts AND it provides the documentation to prove it.

    Facts vs. lies …. if someone like Kilgore can make up bold-faced lies, have lousy oratorical skills and faulty logic can get elected Governor, then that is going to say something very sorry about the people who live in Virginia.

    But, I will concede that when it comes to plain ol’ meanness — Kilgore and his crew have a lock on it.

  20. Mr. Young: Help me understand something.
    Re: Kilgore’s latest move in which he tells the NRA that he will work to repeal Doug Wilder’s one gun a month law.

    Question: How is it possible for Kilgore to claim to be a “law-and-order” kinda guy and yet be in favor of increasing gun sales in a rather blatant effort to attract the cracker vote and foment murder and mayhem in the cities.

    Is this hypocritical or simply business as usual for the Republicans?

  21. Hi, Brian. I respect your opinion. But I respectfully suggest it’s not going negative to stand up for one’s self and strongly defend attacks on our values. We Dems can be our own worst enemy when we buy into the nonsense that we have to make nice when the other side is ripping into us. Kilgore is so pittiful that he’s got “nothin,” as Jon Stewart would say on his fake news show. In the world of real “news,” all you get is attack lines by Jerry and not enough clear facutal investigative work revealing the lies. There have been a couple recently (the Dept. of Transportation lies and the myth of Kaine’s support for a higher gas tax). Otherwise, a lot of Kilgore’s empty claims just lay out there. And that’s why they (Jerry and his attack-dog campaign “professionals” use these tactics. If we aren’t going to be tough, then what’s the point? This is not time to invoke Miss Manners.

  22. ATA said it and said it straight — “The trouble with Democrats is that you’re constantly trying to win by talking about issues and solutions. Go for the goddamn throat. Rip out his jugular with your teeth, crush the windpipe between your jaws and crap down his throat. Figuratively speaking, of course. Call him a faggot or a sissy or whatever is going to make his kids cry and his wife furious. Tell everyone he’s ‘not a real man.’ People will shake their heads at it but they won’t vote for the weak little sissy. Be goddamn ruthless already. Enough talk. Just disembowel your sissy opposition already.”

    If we are not willing to fight, then we might as well quit now!

    DID IT MAKE YOU MAD WHEN GORE GAVE UP?!#@!#
    DID IT MAKE YOU MADE WHEN KERRY GAVE UP?!?@#!@!??!!

    ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME THAT WE SHOW KILGORE AND THE LYING SOBs THAT SURROUND HIM THEY WILL HAVE TO TAKE THIS GOVERNORSHIP FROM OUR HANDS THE SAME WAY THE NRA SAYS THEY WILL GIVE UP THEIR GUNS? THEY WILL HAVE TO PRY THIS GOVERNORSHIP FROM OUR COLD, CLENCHED FISTS …IF WE ARE NOT WILLING TO FIGHT FOR IT — WE WILL HAVE TO EAT FOUR FRICKING YEARS OF KILGORE????????????HELLLLLOOOOOO……..WE BETTER SUIT UP AND TAKE IT …IT WON’T BE PRETTY, BUT DAMMIT!!! IT IS NECESSARY. BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY…..GOT IT!?

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