One of my neighbors in Irvine forwarded me a fundraising appeal from Chuck DeVore that has me in stitches.Â Senator Barbara Boxer has unleashed Hollywood liberati for fundraising.Â Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!
Here’s the copy from Chuck’s email appeal:
In the past 48 hours Barbara Boxer has called on her liberal Hollywood friends to help her with last minute fundraising.
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen sent out endorsement emails for Boxer’s end of the quarter fundraising followed up today by anti-jobs environmentalist Robert Redford.Â
We have just hours left to make an impact and show Boxer what real Americans with passion for our nation can do without the help of movie stars. As you well know Chuck’s policies on energy are articulate and sensible. Liberals like Danson, Steenburgen and Redford would have Boxer cram through the job killing Cap-and-Tax bill which passed the House last week.
You have 8 hours to tell the Hollywood elite what
you think about their support of Barbara Boxer
Pretty interesting stuff from a guy who uses Hollywood elites in parody videos to poke fun at the Senator.Â I’m still waiting for the Boxer video poking fun at his claim he “coined and popularized” the phrase “Nanny State” (I’ll lend you my Noam Chomsky books Chuck….).
It looks like Boxer’s people are looking past Chuck.Â Here’s an excerpt from an email we received from “Cheers” actor Ted Danson:
“We care deeply about the direction of our country, and that’s why we get involved in campaigns for special candidates like Barbara. And we know that the quarterly fundraising deadlines are watched by the pundits to gauge the strength of candidates.
With all indications that former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is ready to run against our Senator, we need to make sure that Barbara’s campaign is on strong financial footing to meet the challenge. And we’ve got to be sure that the press and pundits know it, too, when they scrutinize the June 30th financial reports.”
So I’m guessing Chuck won’t be welcome at Cheers (aka, “The Bull & Finch” on Beacon Street in Boston) because nobody there will know his name.Â Chuck’s website reports that raised $30,000+ by June 30.Â I can’t wait to see how much Boxer pulled in last night.
Disclosure: I contributed $500 to the Boxer for Senate campaign in 2008.