Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May I Suggest The Party of Penis?

Following in the footsteps of the U.C. Berkeley School of Law and Open Sores Media aka Depends Media (don't make me link to Jeff Jarvis), the Grand Old Party plans to piss away good money on bad public relations:

GOP set to launch rebranding effort
Posted: 11:00 PM ET

From CNN Chief National Correspondent John King

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Coming soon to a battleground state near you: a new effort to revive the image of the Republican Party and to counter President Obama's characterization of Republicans as "the party of 'no.'"

CNN has learned that the new initiative, called the National Council for a New America, will be announced Thursday.

It will involve an outreach by an interesting mix of GOP officials, ranging from 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain to Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and the younger brother of the man many Republicans blame for the party's battered brand: former President George W. Bush.

In addition to Sen. McCain and Gov. Bush, GOP sources familiar with the plans tell CNN others involved in the new group's "National Panel Of Experts" will include:

*Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a former national GOP chairman
*Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
*Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

It will report to GOP congressional leaders, and among those signing the announcement that will be made public Thursday are:

*House GOP Leader John Boehner
*House GOP Whip Eric Cantor
*House GOP Conference Chairman Mike Pence
*Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell
*The No. 2 Senate Republican, Jon Kyl
*And the Senate GOP Conference Chairman, Lamar Alexander

Now there's a diverse group of leaders if ever I saw one. And it's a breakthrough concept for a Party's leadership to take on leadership roles. They're all looking forward ... to a long nap.


UPDATE: South Dakota Sen. John Thune will also participate in the group. The Republican congressional leadership is also slated to travel the country and attend town-hall meetings as part of the new effort.

Perhaps I've been too harsh.

To save the Grand Old Party from blowing hundreds of thousands on sleazebag ad types who don't moonlight as sex workers, I'm asking my readers to come up with alternative suggestions to the National Council for New America (NC-FN'A). Leave your suggestions in comments, and I'll forward the best suggestions to Chairman Steele.

Oh. Wait.

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