Slogan's Hero

  • Aired:  09/15/10
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John Oliver consults a political advisor to see if Ieshuh Griffin's campaign slogan, "NOT the 'whiteman's bitch'" will be met with success. (5:13)

THE ATTENTION THAT THE TEA

PARTYERS GET YOU CAN SOMETIMES

FORGET THAT NOT EVERYONE OUTSIDE

CANDIDATE IS ENDORSED BY SARAH

PALIN.

JOHN OLIVER FILED THIS REPORT.

>> POLITICAL SLOGANS, CANDIDATES

RELY ON THEM TO DEFINE

THEMSELVES.

IN WISCONSIN CANDIDATES ARE

ALLOWED TO INCLUDE A FIVE WORD

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE ON THE

BALLOT AND STATE ASSEMBLY

CANDIDATE HAS SEIZED THIS

OPPORTUNITY.

>> MY STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE IS

NOT THE WHITE MAN'S BITCH.

>>

>> I'M SORRY, WHAT NOW?

>> NOT THE WHITE MAN'S BITCH.

>> LET ME JUST CHECK, I ASKED

YOU FOR YOUR STATEMENT OF

PRINCIPLE, DIDN'T I?

>> RIGHT.

>> I DIDN'T SAY SUGGEST A

POSSIBLE TITLE FOR THE NEXT LI'L

KIM ALBUM THANK IS MY STATEMENT

OF PRINCIPLE.

I'M EAGER TO BRING FORTH THE

ISSUES EFFECTING THE COMMUNITY

AND THE PLACES I LIVE IN.

>> THIS ISN'T SITTING WELL WITH

DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT STEPHANY

FINLEY.

>> I THINKS IT'S OFFENSIVE.

I DON'T THINK IT'S THE RIGHT

PLACE.

>> WHAT INJURE SLOGAN?

>> I SPECIALIZE IN RESULTS.

>> THAT'S ONLY FOUR WORDS.

>> CORRECT.

>> YOU HAVE AN EXTRA WORD.

DO YOU WANT TO ADDED BITCH TO THE

END?

IT MIGHT GIVE IT MORE PUNCH, I

SPECIALIZE IN RESULTS, BITCH!

>> I DON'T NEED THAT KIND OF

PUNCH.

I THINK IT'S INAPPROPRIATE.

>> I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT PART

OF THE STATEMENT IS OFFENSIVE

AND WHY IT'S OFFENSIVE.

WHITEMEN ARE PUT TOGETHER AS ONE

WORD MEANING AN ENTITY NOT A

COLOR.

THE WHITE MAN IS DEFINED AS

POWER STRUCTURE OR THOSE IN

POWER.

INTICH SAY FEMALE DOG AND A

FEMALE DOG MADE TO BREED WHEN

TOLD TO AND TO ROLL OVER.

>>

>> ARE YOU SURE IS THIS NOT

(bleep) CRAZY WITH CRAZY BEING

AN IRRATIONAL ACT (bleep)

BEING AN INTENSIFIER, THIS BEING

THE ACTION WHICH YOU ARE DOING?

>> IT'S DEFINITELY CRAZY OR OUT

OF THE ORDINARY OR IRRATIONAL.

I'M STATING I'M NOT YOUR AVERAGE

POLITICIAN, NOT A TOKEN OR

ROLLOVER TO THE POWER STRUCTURE.

>> I HEAD THE OUT TO SEE HOW HER

MESSAGE WAS POLLING.

>> I WASN'T OFFENDED BY IT

BECAUSE I BELIEVE YOU HAVE TO

STAND ON YOUR ISSUES.

>> I ADMIRE HER FOR HER GUMPTION

HER WILLINGNESS TO TAKE IT ON.

>> WHAT IS A BETTER CAMPAIGN

PHRASE I SPECIALIZE IN RESULTS

OR NOT THE WHITE MAN'S BITCH?

>> NOT THE WHITE MAN'S BITCH.

>> YOU SUPPORT THAT MESSAGE AS A

WHITE MAN.

YOU KNOW THIS MEANS YOU GET LESS

BITCHES.

>> I CAN DEAL WIT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE REST OF THE

WORLD CAN BUT CAN I DEAL WITH

IT.

>> WHAT DID THESE VOTERS KNOW

ABOUT ELECTIONS?

I NEEDED AN EXPERT SO I SAT DOWN

WITH FORMER GIULIANI

COMMUNICATIONS ADVISER MIKE

McCOIN.

>> IT'S A RIDICULOUS STATEMENT

AND ONE LIKELY TO BE MET WITH

GREAT FAILURE.

PLAYING THE RACE CARD OVERTLY IS

OFFENSIVE.

>> DON'T PLAY IT SO OVERTLY.

BE MORE SUBTLE ABOUT IT.

>> IF THERE'S A POWERFUL WHITE

POLITICIAN RECOGNIZABLE TO THE

COMMUNITY GO AFTER THAT PERSON,

ATTACK THAT PERSON.

>> DON'T BE SO GENERALLY RACIVE,

BE MORE SPECIFICALLY RACIST?

>> RIGHT.

>> CLEARLY SHE NEEDED A PLAN B.

BEFORE YOU PUT NOT THE WHITE

MAN'S BITCH ON THE PWHAOLT DID

YOU EVER THINK OF OTHER OPTIONS?

>> ACTUALLY I DID.

MY STATEMENT WAS TWO WORDS BUT I

THOUGHT THAT THIS STATEMENT MUST

BE OWE OFFENSIVE -- OFFENSIVE TO

THE PEOPLE: NEW BOOTY.

>> NEW BOOTY.

>> RIGHT.

>> NEW BOOTY MEANS THIS IS NOT

THE SAME OLD ASS IN OFFICE.

FRESH AND NEW, NEW BOOTY.

>> NOT BAD.

NEW BOOTY.

SO AIESHA GRIFFIN, NEW BOOTY.

>> NEW BOOTY, NEW BOOTY, HMMMM.

>> NOT THE SAME OLD ASS.

>> AH, I GET IT.

NEW BOOTY IS NOT GOING TO WORK.

SHE WOULD GO OVER LIKE A

TERRIBLE -- IT WOULD BE THE

HINDENBERG.

, A DISASTER.

>> CAN YOU NOT PICTURE AN OLD

COUPLE SITTING AROUND THE TABLE.

>> HONEY WHAT IS WRONG?

>> IT'S POLITICS AS USUAL IN

WISCONSIN.

>> I KNOW THE TAXES.

>> AND THE SPENDING.

>> WE NEED SOMEONE WHO WILL

REPRESENT US.

>> WE NEED CHANGE.

WE NEED NEW BOOTY.

>> IT WOULD BE AN INTERESTING AD

BUT I DON'T THINK IT RESONATES.

NEW BOOTY IS NOT GOING TO WORK.

I DON'T GET THE LANGUAGE.

>> NEW BOOTY.

>> NEW BOOTY.

>> YEAH.

>> I LIKE IT WHEN YOU SAY IT.

>> NEW BOOTY.

>> EYE AISHA

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