November 28, 2007
Holy Local Ties, Batman!

UPDATE: In my haste in posting I didn't see Don was already at work. My bad. As Don said, Cooper butchered "Snohomish" something fierce.

Regular Sound Politics commenter pudge - Chris Nandor - led off the Republican YouTube debate. See his announcement of his participation here. See past posts on pudge's YouTube work here and here. Here's the original video of the song used at the debate:

UPDATE II: Pudge was sitting behind Chuck Norris in the crowd at the debate. No word on whether or not Pudge offered to kick Chuck's ass for him.

UPDATE III: Note pudge's comment at #10, reporting that it does not appear he offered to inflict any bodily harm on Chuck Norris...else Norris wouldn't have said that.

UPDATE IV: The Everett Herald's coverage of pudge's proverbial 15 minutes is up now.

Posted by Eric Earling at November 28, 2007 05:14 PM | Email This
1. A celebrity like The Pudge needs all the groupies he can get. No worries E.E.

Posted by: Don Ward on November 28, 2007 05:34 PM
2. Congratulations, Pudge!

Posted by: Obi-Wan on November 28, 2007 05:43 PM
3. Good on ya, pudge!

Stefan, get him a t-shirt to wear for his next appearance.

Posted by: Smoley on November 28, 2007 05:48 PM
4. Chris,

Rock on. Way to represent Snaneemish. Or Sanomish. Or whatever.

Posted by: Benjamin Johnstone-Anderson on November 28, 2007 06:34 PM
5. What fun! Way to go, Pudge!

Posted by: Ragnar Danneskjold on November 28, 2007 07:11 PM
6. Hey, Pudge-

My uberliberal Fremont friend was over to watch, because the Leninists in the Peoples Republic fo Fremont don't believe in cable, and she even liked you.

The Geez

Posted by: The Geezer on November 28, 2007 07:45 PM
7. Nice stuff Pudge; proud of ya!
Now, on the debate. Good Mornine Republicant's!
OMG, you could obviously see (couldn't you) that Huckabee wiped the floor with these 'so called' candidates. He has a way of speaking that comes thru clear and precise to the American public (much like former Pres Clinton). But, therein lies the battle for which ever Repug is to have the honor in losing to Mrs Clinton.
Huckabee has 'muddied the waters' to such an extent that a complete mandate for a 'solid' Repug candidate is just about negated.
Folks, let me reiterate once again: this will NOT be a 'close' election but rather a LANDSLIDE VICTORY for the Clintons'. Did you witness that complete lack of coherent thought process on the CNN stage tonite? INCREDIBLE! I simply couldn't believe it. It was like 'well what can we do to solidify the Democratic win'...Oh I know; lets be fools...and they went about proving that to the nth degree.
Come'on...Sen McCain: SIR, with all due respect for your devotion to this Country - YOUR TIME HAS PASSED! Tanquero: 'BUH-bye', RP: nice try, but you're really a 'kook', Rudy & Romney: keep fighting among yourselves while the American pubic disregards you both; and the 'actor' -Thompson...what a JOKE! Huckabee is the only viable candidate and the American public will NEVER support someone who is so prostelizized!
SO, bottom line is: Mrs Clinton I belive you can just 'coast' into this one. WOW, what a farce this debate was!!!

Posted by: Duffman on November 28, 2007 07:58 PM
8. Yes congratulations to ole Pudge, the man who almost singlehandedly along with E Earling handed the sheriff race to Lovick by his unhinged and untrue attacks during the primary on a good and decent man.
The very best friend that Smohomish Co. Dems have!

Posted by: Dems thank you too! on November 28, 2007 08:10 PM
9. Pudge! That was awesome. Granted we have never met nor always agreed, but I thought it was really cool to see your video open the debates. THat was totally awesome.

Posted by: Travis Pahl on November 28, 2007 08:43 PM
10. "It's a real honor to meet you, man."

-- Chuck Norris, to me.

Posted by: pudge on November 28, 2007 09:17 PM
11. New professional tagline - "Chuck Norris Knows Who I Am"?

Posted by: Benjamin Johnstone-Anderson on November 28, 2007 10:01 PM
12. Pudgie, dear,

Even I enjoyed this. I especially liked this comment in the Herald:

"He made headlines in 1999 when at age 25 and living in Massachusetts he stuffed an online ballot box with as many as 40,000 votes for Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra in the Major League Baseball All-Star contest. Officials caught him and invalidated the extra votes."

You ought to be on the elections beat in King County where your talents could really be used.

Posted by: WVH on November 28, 2007 10:27 PM
13. Congrats Pudge.

Posted by: etowncoug on November 28, 2007 10:38 PM
14. Nice work Pudge. Keep them coming.

Posted by: Jeff B. on November 28, 2007 11:06 PM

Posted by: Publicbulldog on November 28, 2007 11:13 PM

Posted by: Publicbulldog on November 28, 2007 11:14 PM
17. Pudge, I was so excited to see your video open the debate. I started pointing at the TV and shouting, "That's PUDGE!! Wooo!!!"

Posted by: Cydney on November 28, 2007 11:34 PM
18. I can't believe no one has mentioned this yet, but...


Posted by: jvon on November 29, 2007 12:42 AM
19. It got a mention from Lileks this morning. He seems not to have been impressed.

I'd offer my own opinion, but I didn't watch.

Posted by: ScottM on November 29, 2007 06:21 AM
20. jvon,

Referring to the official lyrics sheet:

Ron Paul would end the FDA
And that is just a start

Posted by: Benjamin Johnstone-Anderson on November 29, 2007 07:10 AM
21. Ditto Pudge!

Now, all you need to do to become really musical is learn to play a pipe. Those who do increasingly scare the crap out of 'em over at HA.

The Piper

Posted by: Piper Scott on November 29, 2007 07:27 AM
22. @20...BJ-A...

True...I heard it!

The Piper

Posted by: Piper Scott on November 29, 2007 07:30 AM
23. Nice going Pudge...

Good thing you don't live in Puyallup. :)

Posted by: Palouse on November 29, 2007 07:34 AM
24. PUDGE! Limbausdh is playing your right this minute!

You're famous!!

Posted by: Ragnar Danneskjold on November 29, 2007 11:43 AM
25. Uh-oh... don't listen to Limbaugh... he claims CNN used you to diminsh the candidates.


God, I'll be glad when the primaries are over.

Posted by: Ragnar Danneskjold on November 29, 2007 11:45 AM
26. Yep..... Rush didn't think to much of the diddy, not so much the "stylings"... just the one-liners

Posted by: Bad Bob on November 29, 2007 11:50 AM
27. Medved seemed to like it..... He thought it was "clever"...

Posted by: Bad Bob on November 29, 2007 12:51 PM
28. Pudge is a plant!!

Posted by: Fruitcake on November 29, 2007 05:01 PM
29. Great job, Pudge!

Posted by: Bruce Guthrie on November 29, 2007 05:02 PM
30. Pudge, heard Mark Steyn on Hugh Hewitt's show today. He didn't think highly of your song.

Guess Mark missed the point.

First time Mark Steyn's wrong.

Posted by: Obi-Wan on November 29, 2007 07:22 PM
31. Thanks for all the words, kind and otherwise, except for two of you. And you know who you are.

And yeah, Steyn should stick to talking about demography. :-) He really didn't get it. It's intended to be just a silly little political song, in the grand tradition of many other silly little political songs. But then, I am entertained by Mark Russell, even when I am not laughing at him.

Oh, and I think jvon was kidding. :-)

Posted by: pudge on November 29, 2007 09:07 PM
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