Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Full Rae

I think Bob Rae may just have found a winning strategy for this leadership race. For the entire campaign, the concern has always been that when thinking of Bob Rae, Ontarians would remember nothing but his record as NDP Premier.

However anyone who watched the Rick Mercer Report last night isn't going to remember anything other than a completely naked Bob Rae (there's a google search term you'll never see) jumping into the lake. I don't care if you suffered through Rae days or lost your job in the early 90s - nothing could be more horrific than having Bob Rae's ass ingrained in your memory for ever and ever...

22 Comments:

  • Yea, it was a terrible political move.

    By Blogger M. K. Braaten, at 2:34 PM  

  • I thought it was pretty good, but then I was listening to what he had to say and not leering at his ass...

    By Blogger Mike, at 3:03 PM  

  • Yeah, it was actually a pretty funny sketch with some interesting dialogue between Rick and Bob.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 3:06 PM  

  • Now, now. They pixelated his butt. You couldn't actually see anything.

    By Blogger bigcitylib, at 3:09 PM  

  • But someone has actual, unpixelated film.

    Kim Campbell talked about no one should be interested in her "Prime Ministerial behind" but this is taking the idea of distinguishing yourself from your opponents a little too far.

    Actually, probably a smart political move to counter the notion that he is a patrician, distant from the people and run by the Old Boys Club, or at least make us forget all that. Still, with that real footage out there, have we ever seen a Prime Minister fully naked before? And do we want to?

    By Blogger Cerberus, at 3:25 PM  

  • At least I wore a wetsuit.

    By Blogger Stockwell Day, at 4:04 PM  

  • Hey Cerberus, I wouldn't worry too much about Bob's comedy sketches, don't you have a bigger issue to spin - like Ignatieff's most recent debacle: Qana v2.0?

    :D

    By Blogger Skip, at 4:37 PM  

  • Actually, what struck me more about that sketch was how he viewed people who were more towards the laissez-faire side of views on the role of the state. "Stupid right-wing ideology" and all that.

    Very folksy the rest of the time, but the man really showed himself on that one.

    The nude plunge was funny, though.

    By Blogger The Tiger, at 4:48 PM  

  • Well, now we know why they call him "bob."

    That water must have been hella cold this time of the year. In the words of George Costanza... was there any shrinkage?

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 5:52 PM  

  • I think Ted gets it. It was goofy, but it showed himas a regular guy who's not afriad to make fun of himself. That's probably not a bad way for him to come across.

    Stockwell Day in a wetsuit, on the other hand, was trying to come across as James Bond, for which he is justly mocked to this day.

    By Blogger Herb, at 6:06 PM  

  • Herb's right - nothing says "regular guy" more than a fella eagre to strip down in front of a camera.

    Of course, after some clever internet fellow figures out how to splice it in with the Paris Hilton video, he won't look so regular...

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 8:19 PM  

  • I wonder if there was a shark there.

    By Blogger Mike Gillis, at 9:11 PM  

  • I expect an announcement any moment from Stephen Harper that there will be a motion to ban same-sex skinny-dipping.

    There is no truth to the rumour that Harper will appear on Friday's Air Farce in a hot tub with Luba Goy.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 9:36 PM  

  • Seriously, is Mr. Rae THAT desperate to win the leadership?That's just absurd.

    Well, looking on the bright side, considering these are the same folk who got Mr. Chretien elected, at least they didn't have him do that.

    By Blogger pissedoffintoronto, at 12:25 PM  

  • I could really care less myself, although I am sure some on the religious right would be up in arms if they saw this, especially if they found out Rick Mercer was gay. Although quite frankly I am not interested in seeing the butt of some older male. Being a 25 year old male myself, I would rather see one of a female close to my age.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 8:52 PM  

  • The people who are truly upset by this would never vote for a Liberal Party led by Rae - or anyone to the left of Attila the Harper.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 10:43 PM  

  • As Ben mentioned the truly illuminating thing was Rae's insistence that conservatives are beholden to "nasty little theories", and that when prompted to give Canadians a reason to vote for him, the best he could do was "we've got to beat Harper".

    He certainly did show his ass all right, but not the pasty, pixellated one at the end of the clip.

    By Blogger Chris Taylor, at 2:51 PM  

  • lol! Charles Adler just watched the "Full Rae" for the first time while he was on air this afternoon! Too funny!! He couldn't believe it.

    By Blogger Joanne (True Blue), at 3:06 PM  

  • Reality Bites - Off course those enraged of it would never vote Rae or any Liberal. However, there are probably some of us who have other people's butts they would rather see. Off course in some European countries you could probably get a picture of the butt of pretty much any politician as going naked on the beaches there is quite common compared to here. Even Jacques Chirac was once photographed coming out of his suite while on vacation in the South of France, naked.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 6:00 PM  

  • It was a great segment; I've always thought Rae had a very good sense of humour and didn't take himself as seriously as the pickle-assed, stupid right wing ideologues think. :D

    Now if Harper had done this, it would have been funny cuz of the extreme wide angle lens required.

    By Blogger WeeDram, at 8:47 PM  

  • I know somebody suffering from severe asthma couldn't have jumped into that cold lake without triggering an attack. ;-)

    By Blogger scott, at 8:51 PM  

  • So that's what I missed during the first ten minutes of the program.

    By Blogger Yining, at 5:19 PM  

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