Saturday, July 17, 2010
Saturday Humor: Barely Political Imagines President Gravel
By Jon E. Easter
One of the more entertaining candidates in the 2008 Presidential Election Cycle was former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel.
Gravel came off as truly odd during debates and made a decision to switch parties from Democratic to Libertarian in an effort to win the nation's highest executive office. He failed and endorsed the Green Party candidate, Cynthia McKinney, in her unsuccessful run.
Gravel was also famous for his extremely odd campaign video where he stares into the camera for a little over a minute then turns, walks a few steps, grabs a large rock, and tosses into the pond with no explanation. He then walks away while his website address stays on screen. The picture above is a screen shot from the video. You can watch it here...if you have three minutes to waste.
Well, Gravel has resurfaced in a video on the Barely Political internet comedy channel looking fit and great at the age of 80. Here's the video from YouTube. It's pretty funny. There is some salty language. You've been warned.