I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shshh...Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, I'm Hunting Waitresses

In the cartoons Elmer Fudd spends most his time hunting Bugs Bunny, but always ends up messing up. In real life, Tom Emmer hunts for a fictional 100K a year waitress but always ends up messing up. Lets review...

1. Emmer advocates paying wait staff less than minimum wage because "many earn $100,000 a year or more with tips". (video here)
2.  Servers (~45,000 in Minnesota alone) get mad at the complete out-of-touch Emmer. (video here)
3. Emmer makes more statements...deny, repeat again, scrubs his video with new comments, denies, changes (but it's unclear to everyone how!), blame the media, tries to placate with a stunt, then another stunt and video, more messing up, then exits early through the back door....

Is the Republican-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer related to the fictional cartoon character Elmer Fudd? Seems like it! One thing for sure, given the scope of Tom Emmer's Waitergate, it's getting harder and harder to tell which one is the real 'Looney Tune' character. I don't want my next governor to be a cartoon.

In one cartoon, Elmer Fudd declares himself vegetarian, hunting for sport only...stay tune for our next Emmer Fudd  cartoon moment.

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