Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sorry, Mr. DeVos

Memo to the DeVos campaign: You might want to consider a different strategy...
We're Sorry, Mr. DeVos

You get the feeling this video from Dick DeVos to his supporters was born out of a campaign strategists' idea that, hey, he's an executive, he's a great motivator. Let's let him rally out troops.

To our ears, he sounds like the coach of a World Cub soccer team before penalty kicks.


"I know many of you have stepped up. But some of you have not."

"For us to be successful, there is no room for error. It's certainly not going to be a walk in the party."

"We definitely don't have this thing in the bag."

"If we aren'’t pushing the envelope every day, we just can't win."
Platitudes? Who's writing his material? Dubya?


Lew Scannon said...

Way to go Dick head! Show 'em you can mangle the language like Dubya, he's doing real good these days. I can see it now, "Show the voters you're an idiot, just like they are!"
Personally, I like Granholm's recent commercial when she tells how she went after oil companies that gouged drivers immediately after 9/11. Everyone knows Amway owns Speedway.

thepoetryman said...

Shit! He could write for Malkin's show or be a motivational speaker for "drug addicted nay sayers anonymoous"... Sheesh...

glenda said...

Nah, it's probably Cheney dictating like he likes to do. small platitudes for small minds

pissed off patricia said...

Talking down to the people just as bush does. Pretty soon he'll be saying "in other words" and then dumbing down the already dumbed down message a little more.

"a walk in the party"? LOL

kathleen said...

My word for dick's attitude when he talks -- especially to the "little people" -- has always been "peevish." And his talk is born of a small mind with small ideas. As an (now former) employee of his former company, I had plenty of chances to hear the man speak. He's no different now than he was then. Woe to Michigan if we bring this man into office.

Libby said...

I'm a little worried he's going to pull it off.