A Political Prick or You Call Yours The Mole?
June 27, 2003 3:58 AM   Subscribe

"If people want to know about it, they should know I won the contest." On the day of the historic Supreme Court decision, New Jersey's Democratic Party embarrasses itself big time, as the Sussex County party chairman wants a candidate for State Senate to quit the race because he "entered a photo contest in New York City that featured nudity".
What the AP story says: The candidate, semi-famous for being the runner-up on 'Reality' Game Show The Mole and one of "People Magazine's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors", really is named Jim Morrison (TVTome database embarrassment)
What the AP story didn't say: (local newspaper story) Morrison is openly gay, it was a "prettiest penis contest", and it was made public more than two years ago. And the party chair's real problem with Morrison is his winning the primary as a 'write-in' (scroll down to "Legislature '03") Now what bothers me about this guy is that when he was on "Mole", his occupation was "helicopter pilot", and now he's "a partner in his parents' law firm". Now that's "family values"...
posted by wendell (14 comments total)
I hope he wins just because he's not afraid to be the very stuff of loyal republicans' nightmares.
posted by Space Coyote at 4:32 AM on June 27, 2003

I second that Space Coyote.

Do you think Santorum has any "man on dog" pictures to show him?
posted by nofundy at 4:52 AM on June 27, 2003

I just hope this does not lead to judging political candidates by the prettiness of their penis. There are some things about elected officials I don't want to know.
posted by birdherder at 5:20 AM on June 27, 2003

I certainly wouldn't want to elect someone with an ugly penis.
posted by ColdChef at 5:20 AM on June 27, 2003

Curse you, birdherder.
posted by ColdChef at 5:20 AM on June 27, 2003

apparently he's responsible for the jesus hates your suv shirts amongst others

posted by goddam at 5:46 AM on June 27, 2003

goddam - thanks for the tip....."A giraffe muttering "Deep Throat." " (on a T-shirt!)

[ Morrison ] "called the [ prettiest penis ] photo contest about "as bad as a wet T-shirt contest. ...'I don't shy away or back away from who I am, because I think that's the kind of person voters want,' Morrison said. "

"Wet T-shirt contest"? Hey, the guy is a born politician, and as far as what the voters want, I think he's onto something here. Many in the limp and cringeing democratic pack should take a cue from this in-your-face attitude. Most Republicans understand what only a few Democrats do, as pithily laid out in Bill Clinton's recent pronouncement:

"It's better to be wrong and strong than right and weak."

Go Bill.
posted by troutfishing at 6:16 AM on June 27, 2003

What a dick.
posted by jonmc at 6:21 AM on June 27, 2003

I've always wished for politicians who didn't cringe and try to hide or explain away past behaviour. If somebody can't be honest about their past mistakes how the Hell do you expect them to be honest about what they'll do if elected? I would have applauded Clinton if he had said "Yes, I tried marijuana, it wasn't for me though so I never toked again" or "Yes, I used marijuana, I haven't touched it in 20 years though." I'd have applauded Bush if he had said "Yes, I did cocaine when I was young. I've been clean and sober for 20 years though."

As much as I disliked his politics I respected Jesse Ventura for being honest. He didn't deny that he used drugs, fooled around with prostitutes or that his body was a product of steroids.
posted by substrate at 6:29 AM on June 27, 2003

It doesn't look like he has any respect for laws regarding the protection of property:

What charities would you have given to?
I probably would have given to some AIDS charities and environmental charities. There’s a really good direct-action environmental group in Oregon called the Sea Shepherds Conservation Society. They go out and they ram Japanese fishing boats. They actually disable them, which is pretty cool.

Maybe he could team up with Orrin Hatch.

"Real World" Boston's Sean Duffy is running for Congress.
posted by Frank Grimes at 7:02 AM on June 27, 2003

I think the contest should be re-evaluated. Anybody named Jim Morrison has an unfair subliminal advantage in a "prettiest penis" contest.
posted by soyjoy at 7:18 AM on June 27, 2003

A pretty schlong... is like a mel-o-deee... that haunts you nigght and daaaayy!!!

God, is this a sick, twisted world. I love it. Now, was this just the locals, or did he manage to climb all the way up to the World-Wide Wang contest? And does this mean he's fated to be a trophy wife for an ugly guy with a lot of money?
posted by Perigee at 8:05 AM on June 27, 2003

lord no! he got a job via nepotism??? The man obviously has no place in politics....
posted by bitdamaged at 8:32 AM on June 27, 2003

So what if "The Mole" listed him as a helicopter pilot. Ever think maybe they were lying? It's a TV show, why not spice up a contestant's profile a little?

The other guy's probably just jealous that his penis isn't as pretty. Pure case of penis envy.
posted by me3dia at 9:13 AM on June 27, 2003

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