Jack Killed YouTube

Thanks Jack. Oh, and Mark and Cathy too. 😉

And finally, politicians have discovered YouTube. Isn’t that the way it always goes? Anytime the techno-wizards deliver a new entertainment platform, one obscenely wealthy industry moves in to take advantage of it.
No, not porn. Politics.
It’s starting small, but it will grow. Look among the clips of a cat pulling a man’s pants down and boys falling (literally) off a log and you’ll find political pitches from elected officials.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., must be the most creative user. He only has a handful of clips, but one stars Ben Stein in a relatively funny quiz-show bit.
The most prolific political YouTuber is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She’s posted 58 videos. OK, her staff has posted 58 videos.
“It’s about reaching people in new and innovative ways,” says Jennifer Crider, a Pelosi spokeswoman.


  1. buzzbrockway says:

    Mark Taylor sure has used it, and I hope Sonny will use it as well. Should Taylor survive the primary, which I think he will, YouTube will be filled with Sonny attacks.

  2. Jeff Emanuel says:

    David All, Jack’s Communications Director, and New Media Enthusiast (with a capital N, M, and E). Erick and Clayton know who I’m talking about. 🙂

  3. Bill Simon says:

    Sorry, but Jack Kingston knowing technology doesn’t quite qualify him to be the “future” of the GOP.

    Ever since his asinine attempts to get a bill passed that would take constitutional challenges to laws Congress passes and take the challenges OUT of the jurisdiction of the judiciary, Jack Kingston has proven himself to be just as big of a moron as Rick Santorum.

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