Video: The manliest ad in political history

posted at 6:17 pm on September 16, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Ace, who claims that Duffy’s bound to win. Probably true — he’s a strong candidate and, even in a state like Wisconsin, should be able to ride the big red tide to November glory — but this is David Obey’s seat, remember. The first rule of eeyorism: Take nothing for granted. (The second rule of eeyorism: You’ll lose anyway.)

We did something for the guys last night so it’s only right that we be even-handed today. Here you go. You’re welcome, ladies (and beta males). Exit question: How could this ad have been manlier? I’m thinking maybe if he killed a bear at the end. Or, if Dale Peterson had made a cameo. Either way.

Update: Just watched it a second time. Such is its manliness that I think it might have the power to make the people watching it more manly. Dude — I’m an alpha male now.


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Interesting that he doesn’t mention what party he belongs to.

KS Rex on September 16, 2010 at 7:14 PM

“Manly, yes — but I like it, too!”
Irish Spring Chick Allahpundit

KS Rex on September 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM

I’d hit it.
Thanks Allah!

katy the mean old lady on September 16, 2010 at 7:16 PM

When will the FBI and the IRS be visiting this guy? The Dead Wood in DC might think this ad is a threat to them.

He’s obviously a raging racist threatening the POTUS because he’s afraid to have a black man in office.

deadenders on September 16, 2010 at 7:18 PM

I’m a woman and eye candy does nothing for me.
The sexiest thing about a good man is his mind.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 16, 2010 at 7:23 PM

if Dale Peterson had made a cameo

Awesome to the Max!

maynila on September 16, 2010 at 7:23 PM

I’m a woman and eye candy does nothing for me.
The sexiest thing about a good man is his mind.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 16, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Liar!

katy the mean old lady on September 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Liar!

katy the mean old lady on September 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Is to me.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Here‘s Duffy’s wife saying Obama should have been disqualified from the Nobel Peace Prize because of his radical view on abortion. Awesome.

terryannonline on September 16, 2010 at 7:29 PM

It’s stupid ad. It isn’t clever or interesting; it tells me nothing. So he can balance himself on a plank and chop the tip of a dead tree stalk. I’m tired of stupid ads.

rrpjr on September 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM

So Rachel was conservative even back then? Wow. How odd is that these two young conservatives would meet on an MTV show, of all place. God is funny is like sometimes.

terryannonline on September 16, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Yep. She was on Real World San Francisco and would talk about being a conservative.

I watched both San Fran and the Boston seasons and since WI is one of my home states, was aware that after they met (during a RW reunion that broughtcasts from several seasons together) they got married and moved to WI where he became a prosecutor then ran for DA.

I follow them both on twitter and last Christmas they put up a charming video of going out with their 5 kids (they’ve since had number6!) to get a tree, cutting it down, bringing it home and decorating it.

KittyLowrey on September 16, 2010 at 7:32 PM

I’m a woman and eye candy does nothing for me.
The sexiest thing about a good man is his mind.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 16, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Liar!

katy the mean old lady on September 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM

The way he shakes that thang… can’t hurt either!

upinak on September 16, 2010 at 7:32 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on September 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Hey,I like a good mind too, but ,Lawdy, I’d risk breaking a hip. :)

katy the mean old lady on September 16, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Dude — I’m an alpha male now.

If you are going to dream, dream big…

Hog Wild on September 16, 2010 at 7:33 PM

The way he shakes that thang… can’t hurt either!

upinak on September 16, 2010 at 7:32 PM

MMMM!

katy the mean old lady on September 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Hey,I like a good mind too, but ,Lawdy, I’d risk breaking a hip. :)

katy the mean old lady on September 16, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Aspie women lik me are not ‘typical’ women.
LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on September 16, 2010 at 7:37 PM

‘Lik’=Like.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 16, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Exit question: How could this ad have been manlier?

Shirtless?

Sir Napsalot on September 16, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Just watched it a second time. Such is its manliness that I think it might have the power to make the people watching it more manly. Dude — I’m an alpha male now.

I’m sorry, Allah, but if getting an eye-full of the most amazing ass in the world, as possessed by Ines, didn’t immediately put you into full alpha-male mode, then you’re simply too far gone to be helped.

nukemhill on September 16, 2010 at 7:42 PM

That is pretty manly. I think the hair on my back just grew a quarter inch after watching that!

BruthaMan on September 16, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Sarah AND Michael!!

jdpaz on September 16, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Thread winner!!!
:-D

Mary in LA on September 16, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Just watched it a second time. Such is its manliness that I think it might have the power to make the people watching it more manly. Dude — I’m an alpha male now.

Third role of eeyorism is this: Don’t get your hopes up.

Rightwingguy on September 16, 2010 at 8:03 PM

“Lumberjacks” wear web belts and Timberland footwear, collect colorful plaid flannel designer shirtings,have undergrad degrees in English or French literature, and live in trendy urban neighborhoods.

He meant to say “Logger.”

Scribbler on September 16, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Ohferheavensakes. No wonder Ace’s commenters snicker up their sleeves at Hot Air threads. Buncha yous need to go over there, read closely, and figure out how to comment on the internet.

Gees.

You guys ever hear about the little old lady who went to the doctor, complaining about an itch?

RushBaby on September 16, 2010 at 8:06 PM

No, AP…alpha males never have to say they are alpha males…heh

d1carter on September 16, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Big deal 1: Chopping huge chunks out of the softest hardwood around (quaking aspen; Populus tremuloides).
Big Deal 2: OSHA would have a fit catching him that high off the ground without fall protection and no hard hat.

Just sayin’.

Grunch42 on September 16, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Peterson/Duffy 2012

visions on September 16, 2010 at 8:24 PM

You guys ever hear about the little old lady who went to the doctor, complaining about an itch?

RushBaby on September 16, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Nope, haven’t heard that one. Is it work-safe, or should I wait to Google it when I get home? :-)

Mary in LA on September 16, 2010 at 8:28 PM

No wonder Ace’s commenters snicker up their sleeves at Hot Air threads. Buncha yous need to go over there, read closely, and figure out how to comment on the internet.
RushBaby on September 16, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Yeah, let’s all go over to Ace’s place and learn how to comment like those guys. Cool.

Are you in high school?

rrpjr on September 16, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Dude — I’m an alpha male now.

Oh, Allah, you break my heart! Not so long ago, you were tenting your pants for the Red Sugar Muse, and how I envied her, and now I find out you were a beta all along. Sigh.

Scherzophrenic on September 16, 2010 at 8:42 PM

How come he cuts off only the end of the tree? Is he some kind of mohel?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on September 16, 2010 at 8:44 PM

nukemhill on September 16, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Mrs. Massrighty said she’d switch teams to hit that!

massrighty on September 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

He’s a lumberjack and he’s okay…

coldwarrior on September 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM

I’d hit it, too. Looks like he comes with decent goodie bits.

SilentWatcher on September 16, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Dude — I’m an alpha male now.

Let’s not get carried away.

Akzed on September 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM

rrpjr on September 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM

I take it you’re not from northern Wisconsin. When you are a champion lumberjack that counts for a lot. All those small towns were logging towns, mostly settled by Scandinavian immigrants in the late 1800s. He’s tying himself to the community. People like that he is one of them. That’s what the ad is about.

Ted Torgerson on September 16, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Interesting that he doesn’t mention what party he belongs to.

KS Rex on September 16, 2010 at 7:14 PM

It is not on his sight either. He is, however, a big fan of Alexander Hamilton. Big turn off.

AshleyTKing on September 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Ted Torgerson on September 16, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Point well taken.

rrpjr on September 16, 2010 at 9:28 PM

“Manly, yes — but I like it, too!”
Irish Spring Chick Allahpundit

KS Rex on September 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Aye, Lad.

Jaibones on September 16, 2010 at 9:36 PM

I give it a solid B+. Would be an A+ if he’d taken off his shirt.

SoldiersMom on September 16, 2010 at 9:36 PM

What makes it manly, isn’t just that he’s chopping down a tree-but that’s he’s really hot and chopping down a tree. lol. I cannot believe that Rachel from Puck/Rachel Real World fame is going to be Mrs. Congressman. Even though way back then I wasn’t yet a conservative, I always liked Rachel. Smart and funny. And did I mention her hubby is hot?

kit9 on September 16, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Yeah, but how tall is he? Can’t really tell.

Hey, it’s a great ad, although it would have been stronger if he’d whacked the tree trunk in a spot that made sense. I’m with SoldiersMom:

I give it a solid B+.

SoldiersMom on September 16, 2010 at 9:36 PM

J.E. Dyer on September 16, 2010 at 9:55 PM

I guess I’m a child of the 70s – I can’t watch something like that without thinking

I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK….

rockmom on September 16, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Dude — I’m an alpha male now.

Sorry AP, you don’t get alpha by osmosis, you earn it… /John Houseman

AH_C on September 16, 2010 at 10:15 PM

OH NOES!!! Violent, eliminationist imagery!!!11eleventy

JimRich on September 16, 2010 at 10:32 PM

only one minnow tonight. dang.

RushBaby on September 16, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Man I used be such a fan of The Real World. I hated most of the cast members each year…but would still watch. I don’t specifically remember Sean though.

terryannonline on September 16, 2010 at 6:41 PM

From what I remember, Sean liked to have fun and party but he was a stand up guy.

LurkerDood on September 16, 2010 at 11:28 PM

“That’s nothing’. I once killed a gopher with a stick.”
Major Frank Burns.

davidk on September 17, 2010 at 7:14 AM

Interesting that he doesn’t mention what party he belongs to.

KS Rex on September 16, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Well, he just got done winning the Republican primary on Tuesday, and he is the Republican District Attorney in Ashland County (yes, it is a partisan office), so if the voters in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District don’t know he’s a Republican by now, they haven’t been paying attention.

steveegg on September 17, 2010 at 9:23 AM