Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"You're enjoying one of the best margaritas that there is on the market."

I don't know much about Bob Schaffer, the Colorado Republican who ran for U.S. Senate in 2008. I just saw his thirty minute debate on "Meet the Press" against Mark Udall, but it was enough to form an impression of a very weird and unpleasant person. So it was nice, if unsurprising, to see Udall trounce him in the election.

But for some reason I'm having trouble enjoying this video of him and his wife doing infomercial-style promotion for their own brand of tequila on Denver television. Some things are just too hard to watch. To give you an idea how awkward Schaffer is, here's his answer when the local TV reporter jokingly asks if the genesis of the tequila venture was campaign-related stress relief:

"It would be an awful lot of fun to, uh, go along with you on this. But the reality is that this [gesturing to the tequila] didn't play any role in the campaign."

h/t Josh Green

Update: TPM has the money clip...

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