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CD11 goes gaga for YouTube

By asoglin
Thursday, October 26th, 2006 at 2:19 pm in congressional district 11.

Wow, check out the videos on YouTube in the congressional District 11 race between Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, and Democratic nominee Jerry McNerney of Pleasanton.

There are at least 20 on the site, many of them renditions of TV ads from the two campaigns.

But there are a couple of what we’ll call freelance productions.

One submitted by “mmcintee” features cartoons and a very catchy tune titled “Had enough of Dirty Dick Pombo? Vote for Jerry McNerney.”

The other is a 3-minute job with strange, new-age music against a backdrop of changing slides and film footage titled “Don’t Tell Them You’re From Berkeley” from a user identified as “neighborsforpombotv.” It attempts to paint a picture of McNerney courting liberals from Berkeley for an invasion of District 11. Its most humerous moment is footage of ex-San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown butchering McNerney’s last name.

On the other hand, don’t let this fool you into imagining droves of people downloading CD11 political videos.

The view counts are pretty small, nothing close to the 90,000 viewing of the man who eats a puked-up cockroach to win Incubus tickets.

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