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Name: Rick Snyder
Occupation: failed CEO
Last Seen: Ann Arbor, MI
Bee-otched For: giving us this year's worst Super Bowl ad by default
Every year, the Super Bowl gives us some of the most-rememberable ads.
You might not like the game, but the commercials can be quite funny. Being a radio guy, I think last year's Paul Harvey "farmer" ad for Dodge Trucks was one of the better ones. Another ad - not aired nationally, but rather in some small towns like Glendive, MT - was for Old Milwaukee Beer, featuring Will Ferrell french-kissing an old Asian woman.
But the Super Bowl gives us some ads we want to forget. Sadly, most of those ads are for right-winged morons. Remember Pete Hoekstra's racist China ad from two years ago? Cost him the election.
But now, we have an automatic winner for "worst Super Bowl ad of 2014", and it hasn't aired yet. It's for Michigan governor Rick Snyder, who has yet to officially announce his campaign for second term. It was in 2010 that Snyder's first ad aired, and it was during the Super Bowl. It talked about how he started building computers at an early age, blah, blah, blah, and how he ran a successful computer company (Gateway, which he actually buried into the ground).
From what I've heard, the reason for Snyder's win was partly because he had way more funding than his Democrat competitor, Lansing mayor Virg Bernero. A lot of Snyder's funding's from the Devos family. It was partly thanks to the Devoses that Michigan is now a Right-to-Work state and our economic recovery has slowed to a trickle.
I have the saddest feeling that Snyder will win the 2014 election only because his rich buddies are all on his side while he'll continue to shut down towns he sees as "struggling" with emergency fund managers and take pensions away from hard-working Michiganders to please his wealthy friends. Even more, the Snyder camp has reportedly spent more than half a million dollars for his re-election campaign.
The only thing I'll say is that people need to not listen to the hype. Snyder is an asshole who hates the middle class and will do anything to please the Devoses. People need to get off their asses and vote this turd out of office. I hope the next governor of Michigan will fix all of Snyder's wrongs and return Michigan to the direction Granholm and Obama were going in with the automakers.
Things are only going to heat up, and we need it.
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