Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dennis Kucinich Goes to Disneyland and all We Get Is This Lousy Poverty Rate

Love the newest video from the Rosemary Palmer campaign. The had the foresight to pay attention to the new census figures, the good fortune that Kucinich had a particularly embarrassing campaign event to attend for the Presidential Primary and the skill to pull off a find video. From the presser:

    ***PRESS RELEASE***

    US CENSUS BUREAU: CLEVELAND IS ONE OF
    AMERICA’S POOREST CITIES

    KUCINICH GOES TO DISNEY WORLD

    * * *

    In its annual release of poverty data released today, The US Census Bureau has once again rated Cleveland as one of the poorest cities in the country. This is not the first time the city has earned this unwanted distinction and a trend seems to be developing. Cleveland has consistently been ranked highest in terms of poverty levels over the past decade. For data covering the 2006 Calendar year, Cleveland is ranked as the fourth poorest city, just behind, Detroit, Buffalo and Cincinnati, respectively.

    “This is heart-breaking news and a strong indication that there needs to be a new approach to addressing the problem,” said Rosemary Palmer, Candidate for the Democratic Nomination for the 10th Congressional District of Ohio. “Cleveland needs leadership determined to address the real problems facing Clevelanders,” she said.

    Palmer is challenging incumbent Congressman Dennis Kucinich for the party nomination in March of 2008. “Congressman Kucinich’s tenure as a Member of Congress is a clear failure given these statistics,” Palmer claimed. “True leadership is finding the best possible outcomes, and being able to forego the perfect in order to achieve the possible. A hands on, pragmatic approach is needed to address the complicated issue of poverty in Cleveland, and Congressman Kucinich is remarkably absent in the effort,” she said.
And here's the vid:


Given the litigious nature of the Disney intellectual property department, that video with that music may not be around long. Still a fine piece of work. Congrats to Team Palmer for a job well done.

6 comments:

Rich in Medina said...

As those two Guinness pitchmen would say….Brilliant!

Rich in Medina said...

by the way, is it me or did that
first image of Dennis looked eerily like Hitler.

FamineHorse said...

That video was friggin' brilliant. I just hope Disney doesn't come after her.

Anonymous said...

Hummmm, Representative Kucinich was at Disneyworld, not on vacation but working. He worked the whole time he was there. He is off from Congressional Duties for the month of August, so he has been campaigning. He works his Congressional schedule from 9 to 6 Monday through Friday when Congress is in session, and he usually works overtime. Otherwise, on his free time, which is HIS time, he works on the campaign.

Anonymous said...

I was with him during his entire stay at Disneyworld. About the only thing he did besides work was eat dinner and then sleep for a few hours. Not sure what the issue is here.

redhorse said...

It's brilliant, anon staffer, for this reason: no one actually expects DK to work anymore. In the current expectation environment that he's created knowledge that he was in Florida, near Orlando, must mean he was having breakfast with Goofy, or perhaps Pluto.

He's drowning in a pool of his own making. He may well hold the seat, but no one actually expects him to do much with it anymore. Maybe that's how he prefers it.