Sunday, June 22, 2008

John Cornyn: Warmed-Over GW Bush

A video was shown recently at Texas' State Republican Convention about Senator John Cornyn.
This Cornyn cowboy lovefest video is wrong on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin. But what bothers me most about it is that it's polar opposites to the humility you'd find in a real cowboy. It's 2 & 1/2 minutes of unbridled (which is funny, given the cowboy motif) self-aggrandizement. He's produced a video which positions himself as legendarily BIG. Humble. Fair. American. And Big John takes on the Republicans' oldest whipping boy: congress. With a cowboy hat on, and on horseback no less. With a fringed leather jacket.

I work in television, and I can tell you that ad easily cost more than $100,000 to produce. It's graphic intensive, which means an artist developed a look and style, and spent days at a computer to do so. There were pre-production meetings wherein the look was presented to Cornyn and/or his people for them to sign off on. It's my guess that Cornyn loved the idea of making himself look like a bigger-n-life mythical cowboy.

A theme song (a ripoff of that old song from eons ago) was written and produced and recorded in a studio with musicians and singers, and probably a royalty to pay to someone's heirs. It was shot in various locations by a TV crew, then ingested into editors and someone spent days putting that together.

This monstrosity of a production was all done so that John Cornyn could look like some cowboy. Didn't we learn our lesson that people who act like cowboys make shitty politicians??


Blogger Jackie said...

I'll bet, much like that other well-known 'cowboy' in Washington, John Cornyn is really afraid of horses

2:32 PM  

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