After her disasterous and failed attempt to sound coherent answering questions during a one-hour call-in show last Friday, Terri Lynn Land has decided to blanket the Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids areas with 85 billboards, all but one of which are attacking Gary Peters. One of them, oddly enough, references Peters profiting from Detroit’s water shutoffs without explaining how, exactly anyone could actually do that. It’s a “throw poop at the wall to see if any of it sticks” approach, the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass. As Peters’ communications director Haley Morris put it, “Nothing screams desperation louder than 85 billboards from the Invisible Senate Candidate Terri Lynn Land, who won’t even make her increasingly absurd accusations face to face in a debate.”
I have some ideas for Land to use on her billboards that feature actual quotes from her call-in show last week. They would at least entertain Michiganders as they navigate the potholes Land’s Republican colleagues in the legislature are incapable of getting fixed because it’s an election year. They are way better than the lame ones she’s putting up.
This one uses her tagline, a phrase she uttered at least seven times during the one-hour call-in show:
Here’s one where Land professes her wisdom about the condition of Michigan roads:
And, finally, here’s one that makes as much sense as anything else that Land has said during this election cycle. It’s so Palinesque that Sarah Palin should get royalties whenever the interview is played:
These are billboards that would actually educate Michigan voters about the sort of “leader” Terri Lynn Land would be. I offer them up to her campaign free of charge.
Consider it a public service.
[Images & photos by Anne C. Savage using caricature by DonkeyHotey. Land image adapted from: Wikipedia – State of MI / HHS – Chris Smith.]