Video: The greatest candidate interview ever

posted at 5:20 pm on August 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

He looks a bit like Chris Farley, he sounds a bit like Jack Black, but the magic is all his own, my friends. This is a different breed of eccentric from what we’re used to: Alvin Greene and Basil Marceaux were lovably incoherent, but this guy clearly has a game plan. Man, does he ever.

Some of you will think this is a prank, but if it is, it’s been going on an awfully long time. Exit quotation: “You say Satan a lot, don’t you? You like that term, don’t you?”

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If he’s never been a politician, he’s automatically better than 99% of the current crop of thugs.

SirGawain on August 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Further enhancing the suspicion that to go into politics, you either have to have an evil plan backed by lots of money, or be totally effing insane.

Wind Rider on August 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Guys with pony tails are always (ALWAYS!) creepy.

SouthernGent on August 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Democrat, btw.

Abby Adams on August 25, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Good grief. This is why Mark Levin calls them, “Drones.”

She asked him what he does for a good time. My guess is that he stalks Barney Frank’s digs on the weekends looking for leftover reefer.

Cody1991 on August 25, 2010 at 5:26 PM

That was painful. I kinda feel sorry for this guy.

baldylox on August 25, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Does he live in a van,
by the river ???

macncheez on August 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM

I like his hair.

Cindy Munford on August 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM

I wonder if God goes by the name of Chuck Barris from time to time.

Vince on August 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM

That reporter looked ready to bolt at any moment. OMFG!

ronsfi on August 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Oh my…WTH?

kahall on August 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Please. Make the bad man stop!

DailyDanet on August 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

SouthernGent on August 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

I’m going to have to take exception to that. Although his is really odd.

Cindy Munford on August 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

He looks like Alan Greyson put on a hundred pounds.
On his face .

macncheez on August 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Does he live in a van,
by the river ???

macncheez on August 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM

.
It’s his mom’s van and she let’s him stay in the front seat.

ronsfi on August 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

The look on her face is hilarious…!

Seven Percent Solution on August 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

I wanted to find a bic lighter and start swaying.

portlandon on August 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

The interviewer is HAWT.

I had to be the first to say it.

UltimateBob on August 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

How come I can see Biden doing this?

RedNewEnglander on August 25, 2010 at 5:31 PM

“Democracy is the worst form of government ever devised except for all the others.” Churchill.

Ya think so, do you Winnie?

SteveMG on August 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM

OT: but I thought that I would throw this little gem out there.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2010/08/25/obamas-depleting-lobster-supply/

What’s on your dinner plate?

milwife88 on August 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM

I couldn’t make it all the way through; I tried, but ultimately, I failed.

BKeyser on August 25, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Seems like a stunt to get his act some publicity.

WisCon on August 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM

I couldn’t even finish listening. When people sing off key, I cringe with every wrong note. Nothing else gets to me like that does. It’s the music major in me.

GoodBoy on August 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM

I guess anyone can get their name on a ballot these days, huh?

terryannonline on August 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM

In a van. Down by the river.

amerpundit on August 25, 2010 at 5:35 PM

I’ll give him props for being original. I mean “original” in the sense there are only a few hundred thousand equally insane folks on a planet with almost 7 billion people.

David in ATL on August 25, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Just throw him a couple of donuts, he’ll go away quietly.

GarandFan on August 25, 2010 at 5:35 PM

It can’t be real. No way. No possible way.

John the Libertarian on August 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM

GOD, HELP US ALL.

flintstone on August 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM

What’s on your dinner plate?

milwife88 on August 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Obama is eating Lobster.

I am eating a Bologna Sandwich.

portlandon on August 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Bob Dylan, look out!

UltimateBob on August 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

BKeyser on August 25, 2010 at 5:33 PM

DITTO.
Dear Holy God ! Have mercy on his soul !
;-)

pambi on August 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Now, you kids are probably saying to yourself, “Now, I’m gonna go out, and I’m gonna get the world by the tail, and wrap it around and put it in my pocket!!” Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re probably gonna find out, as you go out there, that you’re not gonna amount to Jack Squat!!” You’re gonna end up eating a steady diet of government cheese, and living in a van down by the river!

MadisonConservative on August 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

I love the brief nasal cleaning he does before the first question is done beinging delivered. You have to go back and catch it.

Avatar72 on August 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Unique ponytail, catchy tune. Did someone say Democrat? If so, I hope they run a whole lot more just like him.

DrStock on August 25, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Is that Steven Sagal’s younger brother?

JimP on August 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

What’s on your dinner plate?

This past week my friends and family have told me that they ate soup, chicken, peanut butter and jelly . . but nobody mentioned lobster.

DrStock on August 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

It’s his mom’s van and she let’s him stay in the front seat.

ronsfi on August 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Now all he needs to do to impress his constituents is to audition for chipndales
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RajNvJ3bCU&feature=fvw

macncheez on August 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

He could probably get his own show on MSNBC

flyoverland on August 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

“Democracy is the worst form of government ever devised except for all the others.” Churchill.

I’ll see your Churchill and raise you a Homer Simpson:

When will people learn? Democracy doesn’t work!

YYZ on August 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Is that Steven Sagal’s younger brother?

JimP on August 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

I think it is Steven Sagal.

ThePrez on August 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Should I laugh or cry?

JellyToast on August 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

On a serious note: I think guys (Greene, Marceaux and Young) might have mental health issues. I feel bad for them.

terryannonline on August 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

What’s on your dinner plate?

milwife88 on August 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM

not on a plate, it was in a cup yesterday

macncheez on August 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

OT: but I thought that I would throw this little gem out there.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2010/08/25/obamas-depleting-lobster-supply/

What’s on your dinner plate?

milwife88 on August 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM

meh, he’s in Main so of course he’s going to be eating their signature dishes. As for Michelle, oh no, she was on the coast of Spain and ate fish, the horror of eating a ritzy take on a Spanish staple.

It’s a story about nothing

Doctor Zhivago on August 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Calling Chuck Barry! Chuck, please for the love of God the Hook , the Hook!

bluemarlin on August 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Its worth skipping to the end after he is done singing, her reaction is priceless…haha

Conservative Voice on August 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM

as for something cool and o/t

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100825/od_yblog_upshot/8128

Doctor Zhivago on August 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM

OMG
WHAT?!!!?11?!??!?!?!

blatantblue on August 25, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Be A Simpleton Kind of Man

Christien on August 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Oh, we definately want him to stay. Stay songbird, stay.

That might have been above her pay grade, but I’d bet good money some higher up got cussed like a yard dog when they went to break.

di butler on August 25, 2010 at 5:52 PM

She’s H O T ! Him, not so much.

petefrt on August 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM

I’ll see your Churchill and raise you a Homer Simpson

You think a Homer trumps a Winston?

I want to play poker with you.

SteveMG on August 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM

The man is the pick of destiny.

NSFW

Christien on August 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

ok, that was stunning. . . on so many levels. . .

Willie on August 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Tenacious (D)

Christien on August 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM

I feel bad for him, I feel bad for her, I even feel bad for you Catholics (although I think this guy was at every retreat weekend I attended through the diocesan youth program).

So, if you ever wonder why I left the RCC, this guy might be a clue.

;)

mankai on August 25, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Sad part is that this guy is gonna get some votes.

mankai on August 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM

An ear of sterling tin.

Valiant on August 25, 2010 at 6:24 PM

….Arrrrrreee

….Yoouuuuuuu

….Loooosssttt!

Wow! That replaces “Pants on the Ground” as my new favorite.

olesparkie on August 25, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Political Idol with Simon Cowell in 5, 4, 3, ….

Dusty on August 25, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Damn Democrats… shoving religion down our throats again!

mankai on August 25, 2010 at 6:28 PM

bless. her. heart.

toenail on August 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM

I’m afraid; and clearly by being somewhere where I’m exposed to that I’m also lost.

But I’m more afraid than lost I think.

And I’ve never looked for Jesus in the poor; maybe that’s why the door-to-door evangelicals keep asking if I’ve found him?

gekkobear on August 25, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Fortunately, there are several other candidates who are running against Chris Young for Mayor of Providence.

Unfortunately, the only Republican candidate dropped out of the race.
http://politicsblog.projo.com/2010/07/harrop-drops-ou.html

So the candidates are:
Democrats Steven M. Costantino, John J. Lombardi, Angel Taveras, and Christopher F. Young and Independent candidates Jonathan P. Scott and Stephen L. Woerner.

The Rhode Island Republican Party and the local Providence Republican Party need to explain why they do not have a Republican candidate in this race.

We need to hold our State and Local Republican Party leaders accountable for making sure there are viable Republican candidates ready to run in every single race in 2010!

wren on August 25, 2010 at 6:41 PM

GONG!

He’s sang all his life. Oh my! Maybe he could duet with Sly Stone on something.

Mojave Mark on August 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM

That was painful. I kinda feel sorry for this guy.

baldylox on August 25, 2010 at 5:26 PM

I feel more sorry for the woman who had to interview him.

Scrappy on August 25, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Fat Stevens?

Tea bags for the Tillerman?

OxyCon on August 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Guys with pony tails are always (ALWAYS!) creepy.

SouthernGent on August 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Dude, that is not a pony tail. That is a bun.

tbrosz on August 25, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Out of curiosity, when the Catholic Church is so anti-abortion and the Democratic party is so pro-abortion, why are so many Catholics Democrats?

Theophile on August 25, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Politics: Show business for ugly people.

My collie says:

I can sing better than that. Wanna’ hear me sing?

Et tu, collie?

CyberCipher on August 25, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Could it be we are beginning to see the end of the Democratic party?

Little Nell on August 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM

I want to play a song for you.

ramrants on August 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM

That interviewing chick should really move on to bigger and better things. She handled that situation and that dude well.

myrenovations on August 25, 2010 at 7:32 PM

His a neodem, notice the subtle changes liberals have made in their campaign strategery?

They’re out to rout the Republicans, damn them and their silent majority.

Speakup on August 25, 2010 at 7:35 PM

I saw most of it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I feel the need for a delousing shower.

MJBrutus on August 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Why is this any more ridiculous than what you would hear from the religious right?

AshleyTKing on August 25, 2010 at 8:33 PM

A little pitchy and hard to dance to…but other than that, I LOVED IT!

Wyznowski on August 25, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Could it be we are beginning to see the end of the Democratic party?

Little Nell on August 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM

From your lips to the Great Sky Fairy’s ears.

trigon on August 25, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Greta just showed a clip of this guy proposing to his girlfriend during a debate.

Cindy Munford on August 25, 2010 at 10:56 PM

“Why did you get into politics in the first place? …. That’s kind of a heady, heavy question to ask.” – Nothin’ like local news hardball.

The Zoo Keeper on August 25, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Another religious social justice freak. His singing is the least of his insanity.

keep the change on August 25, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Tenacious (D)

Christien on August 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Funny!

Gang-of-One on August 26, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Political Idol Idle with Simon Cowell in 5, 4, 3,….

Dusty on August 25, 2010 at 6:27 PM

FIFY

Shy Guy on August 26, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Cindy Munford on August 25, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Cindy, I just saw it, too. You can view it here.

Terrie on August 26, 2010 at 1:56 AM

Be A Simpleton Kind of Man

Christien on August 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Skynyrd.

+100

Brilliant and funny.

David2.0 on August 26, 2010 at 5:59 AM

The name of his band?

Caterwaulers For Christ.

David2.0 on August 26, 2010 at 6:02 AM

They sent Buddy to prison? His crimes weren’t nearly as bad as that performance.

Jaynie59 on August 26, 2010 at 7:31 AM

Meat Loaf The Next Generation…

Not quite.

MNHawk on August 26, 2010 at 7:52 AM

This is the same guy who was ejected from a candidates’ debate by security forces because he wanted to have a large statue of the Virgin Mary alongside him.

MassVictim on August 26, 2010 at 9:47 AM

I’m sorry, I couldn’t watch the whole thing. It was….overwhelming.

dczombie on August 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM

…yet another amusing pol brought to you by those wacky folks in New England…those same pranksters who gave us Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, John Kerrey.

…how the interviewer was able to keep a straight face, and the camerafolks were able to keep from laughing audibly is beyond me…except that his little bit of electoral karyoke was so tuneless as to be painful…the interviewer did, however, seem very keen to get him off the friggin’ set, though….

…takes a lot of clowns to fill out a circus, don’t it?

Puritan1648 on August 26, 2010 at 12:26 PM

*G O N G*

psychocyber on August 26, 2010 at 12:54 PM

ROTFLMAO!!!!

roux on August 26, 2010 at 1:34 PM