Thursday, February 15, 2007

Here's...Vilsack


Man, is it nice here in L.A. The sun, the palm trees, the fact that it's not below zero! My officemates were none too kind to me when they found out I was headed out here.

Last night, we got to walk around the set of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Damn, it's cool! We had weather delays in Chicago flying here, so we got here later than we wanted. But it's been worth the wait.

Vilsack will get here late this afternoon (They tape the show at 4:30 L.A. time). He's flying in from northern California for the show. After his big energy speech in San Fran earlier this week, he's been doing fundraising across the state. He'll obviously have to do a ton of that just to even raise a fraction of the big dems in his party like Clinton, Obama and Edwards.

Vilsack's staff says it's been prepping him for Leno tonight. Staffmembers pulled old Leno jokes to get Vilsack ready. Here are a few of them...

"IOWA GOVERNOR TOM VILSACK ANNOUNCED HE'S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
IN 2008. WHAT KIND OF NAME IS THAT? VILSACK? DOESN'T THAT SOUND
LIKE SOME KIND OF MEDICAL PROBLEM OLD GUYS GET? 'I'M WILFORD BRIMLEY.
HAVE YOU GOT AN ENLARGED VILSACK? SEE YOUR DOCTOR.'

EARLIER TODAY IN IOWA, IOWA GOVERNOR TOM VILSACK OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. HE SAID HIS #1 PRIORITY FORAMERICA-TO GET
PEOPLE TO STOP GIGGLING AT THE NAME 'VILSACK.'

FORMER GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE, OF ARKANSAS, IS ALSO RUNNING
FOR PRESIDENT. SEE, WITH HUCKABEE IN THE RACE, THIS WILL GIVE TOM VILSACK
A CHANCE TO MOVE UP THE LIST OF UNKNOWN CANDIDATES."


You'll remember Vilsack brought out the Aflac duck for his appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I'm told he'll be prop-less tonight. But Jim Carrey's on the show. That should beat a duck any day.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's always known he won't even get through the primaries. Vilsack is just using a classic politic tactic to gain a national position. Like cabinet member. Anyone could have seen this right from the flirting of running. Dang Dave, it's a little obvious. Yup yup. Ok, back to my trailor. It's cold out and I can barely afford it.

The Real Sporer said...

Don't you all think that Vilsack will rock the caucuses? I don't know why other Democrats are going to even really try. Gov. Vilsack has had people in every precinct in this state for a decade.

Hillary, looks like you're starting the coronation run in New Hammpshire.

Anonymous said...

haha. I actually hope he does rock the caucus. Not my cup a tea, but hey, who knows. Vilsack isn't all that bad. At least he doesn't change directions like the wind. hhiilll.... Oops, had a cough. hehe I voted for the, before I voted against. I am laughign so hard. John Kerry got so blasted and discraced on that, but a certain woman who is exactly the same, if not more, at most only receives some speculation. Hey Dave, how about some unbiased reporting on this.?.