The Most Improbable Music Video in the History of Mankind
If someone said this to me, the last thing that would come to mind would be State Representative Mike Weinstein.
If they then added that the video would feature throngs of cheering teenage girls, acrobatic dancing and back-flips. Well, I could have offered 10,000 guesses about what the subject was, and I still wouldn't have thought of State Representative Mike Weinstein.
And it turns out I would have been wrong.
First brought to mass attention by a post on a St. Petersburg blog and then locally on the Florida Times-Union's website, a new Mike Weinstein video and campaign song is drawing some harsh reaction.
The video includes a tag that it was produced by AKYA Productions, which does appear on recent Weinstein campaign finance documents. There are two payments to the firm, one for $3,500 last July with the purpose listed as "media production" and another for $2,500 in January of this year. The purpose on the January expense is listed as "video production" -- which may refer to the new campaign jingle and music video. No data is yet available for campaign expenditures after March 31, as that information won't be reported until later this month.
Was it worth the money? Judge for yourself...
One commenter on the original blog post stated: "If I were to base my opinion of this guy’s judgment by his approving this ad I wouldn’t elect him to a to a position in Farmville!"
Then again, Representative Weinstein is probably not sweating it too much since he's unopposed for re-election this year.