For added views/click-thrus, Bill Maher or his producers have decided on a ‘sweet 16’ format for his “Flip A District” campaign. Warning, Politico link:
Liberal comic Bill Maher revealed Friday that the two congressman first nominated “by popular demand” for his “Flip a District” campaign are Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas).
Maher, who announced the first picks Friday during his HBO program “Real Time with Bill Maher,” has been urging viewers to take part in “Flip a District,” which aims to find the worst member of Congress. Viewers can nominate a representative, who is facing a competitive race, that they want to see voted out in 2014. For Maher’s part, once a lawmaker is picked, he’ll showcase examples of what he thinks is terrible work by the politician.
Grimm and Farenthold are the first two of Maher’s “Tweet Sixteen,” with 14 more lawmakers to be revealed. Displaying a NCAA-like bracket on the show, the eventual 16 nominations will be narrowed to one member, who Maher will then focus efforts on his or her race. Introducing Grimm and Farenthold, Maher called them the “first two public embarrassments.”…
… Maher said he is personally “pulling” for Farenthold to win.
“He’s the poster boy for why we are doing this. He won in 2010 by 799 votes and then they redistricted it. They gerrymandered it and in 2012, he won, going away, by 18 points,” the late-night host said….
If you don’t want to look at ugly Republicans (and the photos of Grimm and Farenthold are certainly enough to put one off dinner), the ladies of Go Fug Yourself are annoucing the second round of their 2014 Fug Madness, so you can go look at pictures of people getting paid to look bad in public, instead.
Apart from picking on people who richly deserve it, what’s on the agenda for the evening?