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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:21 PM

Jerry Brown calls Texas Gov Rick Perry's ad 'barely a fart'

Source: Sacramento Bee

One day after Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a radio ad in California criticizing the Golden State's business climate and encouraging businesses to relocate to Texas, California Gov. Jerry Brown said today that Perry's campaign is "barely a fart."

"It's not a serious story, guys," the Democratic governor told reporters at a business event here. "It's not a burp. It's barely a fart."

The ad buy Perry announced Monday is relatively small, at about $24,000, but it gained widespread attention in the media. Brown called the amount "the smallest entry into the media market of California."

Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/02/jerry-brown-calls-texas-gov-rick-perrys-ad-barely-a-fart.html

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Reply Jerry Brown calls Texas Gov Rick Perry's ad 'barely a fart' (Original post)
Newsjock Feb 2013 OP
KamaAina Feb 2013 #1
Bucky Feb 2013 #4
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #20
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #2
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #3
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #5
GeorgeGist Feb 2013 #6
SoapBox Feb 2013 #7
calimary Feb 2013 #8
ashling Feb 2013 #17
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #11
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #18
Fuddnik Feb 2013 #9
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #10
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #12
tblue Feb 2013 #13
KurtNYC Feb 2013 #14
oldandhappy Feb 2013 #15
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #16
cloudbase Feb 2013 #19
Blue4Texas Feb 2013 #21
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #22
another_liberal Feb 2013 #23

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:24 PM

1. $24,000?

What did that get him? 30 seconds on K-Hick in Bakersfield?

I suspect that the Bee took his bait and gave him the publicity for free, like Will Ferrell's Super Bowl ad that only aired in a couple of tiny markets, then went viral (by design).

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:38 PM

4. Exactly. This sort of ad is meant to "buy" free publicity for its controversy.

Kind of like LBJ's 'daisy' ad against Goldwater. It only ran once, and everything after that was free PR thanks to the news media (which was a lot tougher to manipulate than the corporate trained lap poodles in today's media markets).

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Response to Bucky (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:59 PM

20. Right - the ad creates controversy

and, gets played on Fox News, commented on by Limbaugh, makes it to the Washington Times, NY Post, etc.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:28 PM

2. Just a "little squeaker" then, Jerry?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:31 PM

3. I vote for "barely a fart" as the phrase of the year thus far.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:18 PM

5. LOL--that's pretty good.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:22 PM

6. Rick

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:25 PM

7. ...hmmm, well...that's some kind of mouthful, that you're work'n on there, Gov. Fart.

*cough, cough*

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:39 PM

8. rick perry IS just barely a fart.

Not even bright enough to know that's a photo-op you do NOT want to pose for...

GEEZ, these political consultants need to issue an all-points-bulletin: NO CORNDOG EATING ON THE CAMPAIGN!!! It just invites too much trouble. But he strikes me as pretty stupid, all told, so it doesn't surprise me that he has political consultants with heads full of powdered corndog batter.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:26 PM

17. A greasy fart at that

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:52 PM

11. They Aren't the Brightest Bulbs on the tree...


Michele Bachman

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:40 PM

18. Never eat on the campaign trail

Not hot dogs, popsicles, or anything. There's no upside to it.

...Especially true for homophobes:

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:45 PM

9. Silent, but deadly.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:50 PM

10. California has extremely expensive media markets, especially in the populated areas

$24,000 ad buy?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:54 PM

12. "Barely a Fart"

Thank you, Newsjock.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:04 PM

13. Trying to make California like Texas.

This lifelong Californian says 'never gonna happen.' California is a place people dream of and write love sings about. They always have. We've got the weather and the wealth and the rich cultural mosaic that we actually celebrate. If someone wants to invest $24K here in a useless ad campaign it's okay but prolly won't work. Could even backfire.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:13 PM

14. Perry just wants "goats for our computer industry" of course...

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:14 PM

15. Got what he wanted

Media gave Perry massive exposure on his fart. Good for Brown!!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:18 PM

16. Jerry Brown figured out how to give Perry the high road.

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It's hard to do.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:41 PM

19. Rick likes to talk about

all the jobs he's created down here, but the reality is that he hasn't created sweet fuck all; he's managed to poach plenty of low-wage jobs from other places.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:12 PM

21. Perry barely a fart LOL

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:13 PM

22. "Come to Texas!....

...We have lower taxes, guns and,....uh.....I can't remember the third thing."

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:20 PM

23. The Koch brothers have bought-and-paid-for Rick Perry . . .

The Koch brothers have bought-and-paid-for Rick Perry, and, by god, they intend to use him!

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