What about Blinky?
August 1, 2002 9:47 AM   Subscribe

What about Blinky? (Link to PDF) CA Governor's candidate Bill Simon is taking an interesting approach in his campaign to appeal to a generation... a generation of Simpson fans. In this PDF, he compares incumbent Grey Davis to Mr. Burns... and how Blinky brought down Mr. Burns' campaign.
posted by darian (13 comments total)
On the one hand, that's a funny broadsheet.

On the other hand, there's still no way in hell I'm going to vote for Simon.

On yet another hand, I still don't want to vote for Davis again.

I might as well write in "Blinky" for Governor this fall...
posted by RakDaddy at 9:51 AM on August 1, 2002

That's pretty funny (if I lived in CA my sentiments would pretty well mirror RakDaddy's), but I can't find how to get there from the home page. Is this a buried link/ easter egg unearthed? Or am I being unobservant again?
posted by hackly_fracture at 9:55 AM on August 1, 2002

That's embarassingly lame.
For those who aren’t Simpson’s aficionados, when Mr. Burns ran for governor, his campaign was derailed by Blinky the three-eyed fish. Blinky grew the third eye growing up in waters polluted by Mr. Burns’ nuclear power plant. Who knows how many extra eyes Blinky might grow living in waters polluted by Gray Davis.
Please. I don't know either of the politicians involved, but based on this document, there is no way I would vote for either of them.
posted by Fabulon7 at 10:00 AM on August 1, 2002

From the main page, you'd click "Women with Simon" and its on the lower left of the page... but the Blinky picture is now missing, and I wonder if the pdf is soon to follow...

I'm mirroring it on my site should it be removed...
posted by darian at 10:02 AM on August 1, 2002

Heh. Plus he's got an extra apostrophe in Simpsons. Someone should really spell-check for him.
posted by pizzasub at 10:16 AM on August 1, 2002

Ooh, good point, I shouldn't vote for Davis because of his "blue shirt, manicured hair and pale skin" what a deal breaker!
posted by jonah at 10:25 AM on August 1, 2002

I agree with Rak-Daddy and hackly_fracture. I don't see how I could possibly vote for either of these losers. I think I'll vote for the Green Party this time.
posted by MaddCutty at 10:28 AM on August 1, 2002

I wonder how Fox feels about all this... oh yeah that's right they also own those lame brains over at the Fox News Network
posted by mhaw at 10:42 AM on August 1, 2002

This is so totally wrong. If anything, Simon is like Burns. Grey Davis is more like Troy McClure. "You might remember me from such political fuckups as the California Energy Crisis"
posted by laz-e-boy at 11:51 AM on August 1, 2002

When Road To Spingfield had a poll to determine the best Simpsons' supporting character, Burns got the most votes. So this strategy could backfire.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 12:01 PM on August 1, 2002

Oho! It looks like those of us who want to vote third party this year may not be hosed after all! Looks like Simon just had his ass handed to him!

No matter what kind of spin his camp may put on this, Simon is about to get pilloried in the court of public opinion. Corporate shenanigans are this election year's blowjobs.
posted by RakDaddy at 2:30 PM on August 1, 2002

Heh heh... well I got word that someone from the Sacramento News and Review called Fox about this to do an article which is why things were hastily removed. The picture and link on the main page are missing, but the file is still there...
posted by darian at 7:48 AM on August 2, 2002

This is the first race I've ever voted in that both candidates suck so badly that I wanna vote for the losing one. Then I can complain about the winner and honestly say I didn't vote for the bastard.
posted by swell at 10:40 PM on August 2, 2002

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