Slap My Ass And Call Me Sally: Best Damned Idea In Ages

img_2039.jpgBest idea I’ve seen in ages:

I heard a friend suggest that our congress people be required to wear NASCAR uniforms bearing the logos of their “sponsors”. Of course, it would be a lot of logos for some of them, so maybe only the logos of the top ten or fifteen “sponsors”. Anybody here good with Photoshop? Maybe start with the senate since there’s only a 100 of them?

Oh please, please, please let’s come up with a way to do this. It would be such a crazy hoot.

In fact, who would be the first one you’d want to see?

I’m picking Steny Hoyer, just for shits and giggles. Apple red satin, gold piping and a backdrop of small greenbacks up the sleeves, just for kicks.

Or maybe a line of bobblehead dolls with matching collection plates and black tie fundraiser ensemble packs.

Because there is so much money in politics, wouldn’t it be nice to have visual aids?  Especially some really tacky ones which get the point right across for all the world to see. 

So many possibilities, so much time to play with them.

I just know that people can come up with something way, way better. Can’t wait to read.

UPDATE: I got some links to a couple of places where the "candidate logo" has been done before. From the 2008 presidential campaign, it’s not the best of looks for McCain and Obama. And another from way back in 2006. Still funny, though — and ripe for better graphics, if you ask me.

(Huge h/t to rickpetes for the enormous belly laugh I had with this. You rock. And another to twolf1 for finding examples of it being done already. Hilarious.)

19 Responses to "Slap My Ass And Call Me Sally: Best Damned Idea In Ages"
archiebird | Wednesday June 17, 2009 05:49 am 1

Christy–this idea came from a movie featuring Robin Williams from a few years ago. The name of the movie is Man of the Year.

Christy Hardin Smith | Wednesday June 17, 2009 05:51 am 2
In response to archiebird @ 1

I missed that movie somehow — clearly I need to update my netflix queue. *g* Thanks archiebird!

foothillsmike | Wednesday June 17, 2009 06:32 am 3

I think a Sen Baccus jacket would be great except that it might need to be a full length coat.

oldgold | Wednesday June 17, 2009 06:49 am 4

Senator David Vitters is reported to have a lock on the Depends logo.

foothillsmike | Wednesday June 17, 2009 07:05 am 5

Sarah Palin has a jump on this with her Arctic Cat garb.

oldgold | Wednesday June 17, 2009 07:11 am 6

Alcoa will be suiting Senator James Inhofe up in a sporty tin foil uniform complete with hat.

Christy Hardin Smith | Wednesday June 17, 2009 07:41 am 7
In response to oldgold @ 4

That one needed a spew alert. *g*

drouse | Wednesday June 17, 2009 08:28 am 8

I would suggest coveralls in order to provide the room, Of course pride of place would be the backside. I mean where the flap in a union suit is. Who’s your daddy?

Arbusto | Wednesday June 17, 2009 08:34 am 9

Hey Sally! Wish I could be in NY this week end so I could. One of your best ideas ever!

We need a graphics geek and a listing of sponsors. Maybe in addition to full length coats, per foothillsmike suggestion, we could have rankings via shoulder boards. From mere Ensigns in sponsorhood, to Fleet Admirals for bending over for their clients wishes.

oldgold | Wednesday June 17, 2009 08:55 am 10

Ezorb Calcium “For Stronger Backbones” has decided not to sponsor any of the Democratic leaders in Congress.

Mauimom | Wednesday June 17, 2009 10:39 am 11

Oh, yes, start with Steney. He is such a s*&^.

SalHepatica | Wednesday June 17, 2009 01:27 pm 12

The whole idea actually originated at least a decade ago with Jim Hightower. It was in one of his books.

Cujo359 | Wednesday June 17, 2009 05:04 pm 13

That link for the 2008 elections certainly explains a lot about how the banking crisis is being handled. Check the logos on the blue guy.

Endymion | Wednesday June 17, 2009 05:18 pm 14

Um, this has already been applied, some. Where y’all been?

Petrocelli | Wednesday June 17, 2009 05:59 pm 15

Boehner Boner’s main sponsor … Coppertone or Benjamin Moore Paint ?

Petrocelli | Wednesday June 17, 2009 06:00 pm 16
In response to oldgold @ 10

LOL !!!

JamesJoyce | Thursday June 18, 2009 03:22 am 17


A fantastic idea. Because of the special relationship that has developed between our representatives and a myriad of corporate interests we can call this the “Politician’s Disclaimers Act” A requirement not unlike the printing of a “”prospectus”" for potential investors with an enforcement aspect. Since a vote is in essence an investment in one’s future, we cannot have “creeps from within” in the absence of full disclosure working to undermine a system and deflect additional risk, disproportionally on the” in good faith suspecting customervoter,” while maximizing corporate profit?

This idea could be very effective!

JamesJoyce | Thursday June 18, 2009 03:30 am 18

JamesJoyce | Thursday June 18, 2009 03:43 am 19

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