Live From New York…It’s Ken Buck!

It’s not every day that a Colorado politician makes it onto “Saturday Night Live.” Any Polsters out there remember the last time a Colorado politico was on SNL?

The joke is in reference to Buck’s disastrous appearance on “Meet the Press” a week ago. We’d say it’s a pretty good bet that you’ve said something seriously significant (alliteration rules!) once your statement crosses over into mainstream popular culture.  

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  1. JO says:

    B. Why is this relevant? Or rather, what is this relevant to?

    • Colorado Pols says:

      How is this not at least noteworthy?

      But if you really need more of an explanation, this is pretty strong evidence of just how damaging Buck’s statement has become. When something you say or do crosses over into popular culture, then you know there is a serious impact.

      • droll says:

        THAT makes things super relevant!!!!

      • JO says:

         re: “When something you say or do crosses over into popular culture, then you know there is a serious impact.” Does it? What is the impact in this case–the SNL clip, I’m referring to?

        The only evidence I could point to on this subject is the hundreds of posts on this site re not voting for either candidate on grounds of Obama’s actions on DADT.

        Is there some convincing evidence that social issues are going to determine the outcome of the CO Senate contest in 2010–evidence besides some parties’ wishful thinking?

        • Aristotle says:

          to what do you attribute Buck’s falling numbers in the polls? I think it’s the social issues, though probably the “buyer’s remorse” comments more than what he said on MTP.

        • Middle of the Road says:

          as a volunteer, JO. Social issues are pushing Dem and Unaffiliated women into Bennet’s camp in droves and the numbers prove it in polls.

          This is funny. Okay? If you don’t get it, maybe you’re just too darn old to be watching SNL. Go work some GOTV and make a difference, for a change.  

          • JO says:

            “This is funny,” okay, but no one wants to explain it. I am wondering why. Could there be some sexual innuendo here?

            Sort of reminds me of a famous photo of a march in Memphis, 1968 (striking sanitation workers, the reason MLK was in Memphis that infamous day and year) of a marcher carrying a sign: I Am A Man.

            A man just like you, who deserves to be treated in the same way by the law. We can all understand that. We can all sympathize with that. Some of are inclined to step off the curb and join that man.

            OTOH, I’ve watched Gay Pride marches in NYC and SF. Gotta say, I didn’t get the impression that the emphasis was: “We are people just like you.”

            Mixing sex and politics is a bit of a tricky thing. I am wondering how inside jokes (if that’s what was on SNL) plays into this. As for being on National TeeVee, gee whiz lookee here Ma, I admit it doesn’t do much for me.

            As for being too old to watch SNL,  possibly so, but luckily, I’m able to see reruns of Ozzie and Harriet when I’m taking a break from studying the Constitution (O Revered Document That We Love).

            • Middle of the Road says:

              I was assuming that you weren’t serious since this is a pretty easy joke to figure out. Again, if you really don’t get it, it might just be a bit too young of a show for you.

              And I am not Man. I am woman.  

              • JO says:

                “A man just like you.”

                No, not “you, Middle of the Road.” Just like “you white folks watching on TeeVee in 1968.” I would be very surprised indeed to learn that the marchers in Memphis, many of whom carried the same sign, were thinking about “you” Middle of the Road, or that “I Am Man” had any sexual implication whatsoever.

                But this is my point: equal rights under law for all citizens, yes. But, politically, I have to wonder whether it’s a good idea to mix in sexuality. My reason for mentioning Gay Pride marches. Who am I to say?

                But, I observe, in passing, that the “joke” has still not been explained. Afraid of violating the new rules, perhaps.

                • Middle of the Road says:

                  After all, it’s what you excel at.

                  And the reason no one is explaining it to you is because most thinking people would assume you aren’t this fucking stupid. Most of us would apparently be wrong.  

                  • JO says:

                    “this fucking stupid,” brought to you courtesy of Goggle, Ink. See, it’s programmed in. Can’t help it; from code to post in milliseconds. Works real good, don’t it.

                    Actually, I don’t think that’s the reason no one is explaining it. Which was my point exactly. My joke. Get it?

                • bjwilson83 says:

                  I thought he was just saying Ken’s name was dumb or something.

      • bjwilson83 says:

        win the nature vs. nurture debate? I think this helps Ken, as it makes him more a part of popular culture than Bennet.

        • bobster1 says:

          “Most scientists today agree that sexual orientation is most likely the result of a complex interaction of environmental, cognitive and biological factors. In most people, sexual orientation is shaped at an early age. There is also considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role in a person’s sexuality.”

          Ol’ Bucky would be a part of popular culture in the Mad Men era.  Fortunately, the rest of us have evolved since then.  I’m frankly surprised he didn’t call the moderator Joan at the debate the other night.

  2. Aristotle says:

    I can’t remember, although I’m sure they probably lampooned Gary Hart a bit.

  3. Froward69 says:

    the republicans say we are becoming a laughingstock then go about and PROVE it!

  4. bjwilson83 says:

    Seth Myers was more offensive to gays than Ken ever was. He called Ken Buck’s name “gay”.

  5. Libertad 2.0 says:

    or says it’s more offensive than Buck’s comments:

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