Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:58 AM
Bozita (26,955 posts)
TV pilot an outlet for Rep. McCotter - Lowbrow project was a way to deal with his failed presidentia
Source: Detroit News
July 5, 2012 at 1:00 am
TV pilot an outlet for Rep. McCotter
Lowbrow project was a way to deal with his failed presidential bid
By Marisa Schultz
The Detroit News
As U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter's short-lived presidential run fizzled last year, the Livonia Republican turned to another aspiration: writing a TV show.
"Bumper Sticker: Made On Motown" starred McCotter hosting a crude variety show cast with characters bearing the nicknames of his congressional staffers and his brother. They take pot shots about McCotter's ill-fated bid for the White House while spewing banter about drinking, sex, race, flatulence, puking and women's anatomy. It features a cartoon intro and closing snippet with an Oldsmobile careening through Detroit and knocking over the city's landmarks. The double-finned car has a Michigan license plate reading: "Made on MoTown."
The News obtained a copy of the script from a former staffer who offered it as evidence of what the five-term congressman was pitching while in elected office and the tawdry humor unbecoming of a public official who had become disinterested in serving the 11th Congressional District.
McCotter told The News the work was unfinished and was given to a reporter without his permission. He said the show was a "cathartic" creative outlet that helped him through the humiliation of the presidential campaign flop. "Bumper Sticker" brought to life a possibility of something that could be worse than his political failure — being trapped in a bad TV show that takes away "any shard of dignity left," he told The Detroit News.
Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120705/POLITICS02/207050379#ixzz1zjE0lAox
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Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:43 AM
etherealtruth (9,408 posts)
2. Thanks for posting
I have a friend whose hatred of McCotter borders on obsession ... he will greatly appreciate this!
How do we find ourselves asking kindergarteners to be more courageous in the face of a gunman than politicians are in the face of the gun lobby?"