Monday, November 19, 2007

Huckabee TV Ad Features (We Are Not Making This Up) Chuck 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Norris

From the "Life Imitates Television" file, we can now report that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has lost his political mojo—assuming he had any before he decided to run for president.

We make this claim on the basis of an incredibly silly ad the Huckabee campaign has produced featuring native Oklahoman, martial arts fighter and wannabe Texas Ranger Chuck (Walker) Norris.

Hey, we love Norris/Walker as much as the next working stiff, but we disagree entirely when Gov. Huckabee says that he has a two-word solution to illegal immigration: "Chuck Norris."

As we noted above, we are not making this up!

Huckabee actually reduces a complicated and intractable dilemma into a problem that can be solved—presto!—by the Hollywood magic of Walker, Texas Ranger. Underneath the Norris beard, Huckabee continues, there's no chin—there's another fist!

What are we supposed to make of this blend of fantasy problem-solving and macho Hollywood conservatism?

We confess: we're stumped.

But if this is Huckabee's idea of impressing right-wing voters, he's even more of a long-shot than we supposed.

2 comments:

Dan Paden said...

...if this is Huckabee's idea of impressing right-wing voters, he's even more of a long-shot than we supposed.

Agreed. While I like Huckabee's position on certain social issues and on the Fair Tax, one of the two big problems frequently cited with him is that he supposed to be weak on illegal immigration. A man with a reputation like that, if he wants to turn it around, can't go off and do something silly, even if it's funny. It just makes it look like he doesn't take it seriously.

Anonymous said...

Wow.. you just completely missed something called humor and satire. Chuck knows the Chuck jokes, and Huckabee made a less than serious political ad.

The horror, someone making a light hearted political ad, that isn't nasty, and isn't filled to the brim with seriousness for once. How tragic...