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September 19, 2006 10:17 PM   Subscribe

Here are the NASCAR-style uniforms they would wear if companies were proud of their political donations, and if running for senate required a flame-retardant suit.
posted by riley370 (26 comments total)

 
WTF? Rick Santorum is the leading money raiser among all Republicans??!? Jesus Christ, Pennsylvania.
posted by jonson at 10:32 PM on September 19, 2006


heh, this is a fabulous idea - I am all for it!
(hey - good to see you here again, mr.rileydog!)
posted by madamjujujive at 10:33 PM on September 19, 2006


I thought about Mefi tonight when i read someone quoting a friend who said about members at their coop, comparing it to Mefi.... the lower the number, the nuttier its bearer.

And i commented...hey, wait a minute…my mefi # is 92.
posted by riley370 at 10:53 PM on September 19, 2006


Riley: I wonder if all coops are like that? I was a newer member on the board for one. Ugh. My partner of the time was managing the store, which is why/how I became involved beyond just being a shopper.

As for the outfits: I'm surprised to see how much support Hillary is getting, except maybe it's a function of being an NY senator. As for Mr. Nasty, geez, everytime I'm reminded he's from Pennsylvania, I'm shocked. He's so much more like what I'd expect from somewhere south or west.
posted by Goofyy at 11:10 PM on September 19, 2006


Other than the artificial coloring (the natural color of that material is green), those two uniforms don't look very different: Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Lawyers & Lobbyists, Miscellaneous Business. Not, of course, school teachers and retirees and college students and so on. Clinton's suit is just made of slightly heavier material.

By the way, the article that follows it -- the Next link -- is a good reminder not only to vote, but to make sure all of your friends register and vote, at least if you live where the elections are close. Don't let them give you lame excuses. Tell them you'll buy them each a drink if they'll come with you to register and another if they'll come with you to the polling station on election day. Two drinks times all of your lazy, wishy-washy, excuse-making but thirsty friends is a couple of rounds well worth buying. Have two "Swing the Election" parties (with swing music?) for all those friends.
posted by pracowity at 12:31 AM on September 20, 2006


As for Mr. Nasty, geez, everytime I'm reminded he's from Pennsylvania, I'm shocked. He's so much more like what I'd expect from somewhere south or west.

To the North and the West of Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania shares much in common with the deep South, including Nazism and incest — sometimes both — and often much worse.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:10 AM on September 20, 2006


This is neat. But I was hoping they could work Ricky Bobby into it somehow.

And haven't you heard of Pennsatucky?
posted by bardic at 2:24 AM on September 20, 2006


Dang, I wanted them photoshopped into real uniforms.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 2:26 AM on September 20, 2006


WTF? Rick Santorum is the leading money raiser among all Republicans??!? Jesus Christ, Pennsylvania.
In Pennsylvania's defense, that race might as well be a national race, and I doubt much of the money is coming from within Pennsylvania; here they're hyping it as a bellwether race, and Casey (his Democratic opponent) is leading in the polls (44-39 last I checked) -- but fading.

And ditto what BP and bardic said. Western Pennsylvania might as well be a separate state from southeastern Pennsylvania (Philly), and to a lesser extent, southwestern Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) -- see this map.
posted by Doofus Magoo at 4:02 AM on September 20, 2006


Pennsylvania shares much in common with the deep South, including Nazism and incest

Blazecock Pileon, I love you. Now be prepared for some Southern Lovin' and all sorts of nasty names (oddly enough, much of it will come from NYC-based jonmc.)
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:47 AM on September 20, 2006


Yay RileyDog!
posted by sciurus at 4:51 AM on September 20, 2006


I thought about Mefi tonight when i read someone quoting a friend who said about members at their coop, comparing it to Mefi.... the lower the number, the nuttier its bearer.

As opposed to the mental STABILITY of CEOs, judges, and the political leadership?


I'm surprised to see how much support Hillary is getting

Not at all. She developed a lot of "personal connections", what with family being The President and all. Look at how well the childern of George Herbert Walker Bush have done.
posted by rough ashlar at 5:34 AM on September 20, 2006


The real news for me is that are that many separate companies.
posted by srboisvert at 5:36 AM on September 20, 2006


Those suits don't look flame-retardant to me. I call bullshit.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:18 AM on September 20, 2006


The Art Guys have been down this road already, sort of.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 6:33 AM on September 20, 2006


Is it just me or does it seem strange that Hillary got more $ from defense contractors than Santorum did?
posted by MikeMc at 6:39 AM on September 20, 2006


Is it just me or does it seem strange that Hillary got more $ from defense contractors than Santorum did?

I would attribute that to the fact that people are talking about Hilary running for President in the next go-round. Gotta get your bribes in early, right? (But they still have to give to Santorum, because even today you do have to bribe both sides...)
posted by inigo2 at 6:42 AM on September 20, 2006


Rick Santorum is the leading money raiser among all Republicans??!?

Well, here's the man himself calmly explaining why he needs all that money:

"I have to raise tens of millions of dollars because of the junk you feed the people of Pennsylvania," he said. He then used an expletive to describe the coverage and slammed down a newspaper.
posted by octothorpe at 7:18 AM on September 20, 2006


I'm going to vote for not-Santorum early and often.

I love the new Casey ads - they show a B&W snap of Santo and Bush, both looking predictably maniacal. Whereas a few years ago, Santo's campaign would be the one showing pix of him with herr president...

PS I am pretty sure I invented this nickname for Santorum; be sure to credit me when you use it.

PPS What is Hillary going to do with all that money? Can she give it to other candidates? Stockpile for pres. primary run? Both seem illegal, but she could win NY w/o running any ads.
posted by Mister_A at 7:40 AM on September 20, 2006


I would like to see Santorum sponsored by the Fairbanks Museum.
posted by eddydamascene at 7:42 AM on September 20, 2006


This is so insane it could just as well be a Daily Onion article.
posted by chef_boyardee at 8:00 AM on September 20, 2006



To the North and the West of Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania shares much in common with the deep South, including Nazism and incest — sometimes both — and often much worse.


Well, I'll try to ignore your offensive stereotyping of rural Pennsylvanians and point out that Ricky lived in the upper-middle class suburb Mount Lebanon, just a short subway ride to downtown Pittsburgh, and not in farm country. That is before he moved to Virginia.
posted by octothorpe at 8:10 AM on September 20, 2006


Beyond DeLay: The 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress

Santo is #3, but maybe they are not in any particular order.
posted by riley370 at 8:20 AM on September 20, 2006


Well, I'll try to ignore your offensive stereotyping of rural Pennsylvanians and point out that Ricky lived in the upper-middle class suburb Mount Lebanon, just a short subway ride to downtown Pittsburgh, and not in farm country.

I was talking about the voters, not so much how Sanatorum was imitating them.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:32 AM on September 20, 2006


Nice try, but they're not NASCAR unless they're wearing hats.
posted by Frank Grimes at 5:32 PM on September 20, 2006


The prime hat sponsor position is reserved for the as yet to be named largest sponsors.
posted by keds at 8:55 PM on September 20, 2006


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