You'd think that someone who literally parades around the metro with a pot-bellied pig--and who wants to chair an indebted and divided Republican Party of Minnesota--would have the sense of humor to understand that guests on Jon Stewart's Daily Show routinely get made the butt of jokes.
In the case of Marjorie Holsten, you'd be wrong.
Bluestem was disappointed to find that Holsten's comic gifts have their limits. We went to watch her September 10, 2012 Analysis of the Supreme Court Decision Declaring Obamacare Constitutional that's up at the SW Metro Tea Party video page, and heard her talk about her dismay:
It's actually quite interesting that you started with a clip from the Jon Stewart Show. In April, they flew me out to actually be on the Jon Stewart show. Did anyone here watch it? Ok, one person did.
That was actually the most embarrassing thing I've ever done in my life. I applied to be a national delegate and I had to fill out on the forms "Is there anything I've ever done that could be used to embarrass the Republican Party?" and I had to put "Yes" (I lead a very boring life) but I did have to do that.
They went out of their way to make me look stupid. They invited me to come and they wanted to have a show, it was the young man in I don't remember which suburb it was but he invited a porn star to prom and they wanted somebody to say "You know what, high school kids shouldn't be dating porn stars and it seemed like I was the only woman--they wanted a woman to do it--I was the only woman in the nation willing to say, "Yah, that's not a good thing," and they made me look very stupid.
But at least I had fun, I had a good trip out there.
Perhaps more worrisome for the Republican Party? Third Congressional District Congressman Eric Paulsen's ability to get upstaged by a pig--and one that supported Rick Santorum for President, no less. Will this lack of star quality might end up factoring into power brokers decision making about whether Paulsen challenges Al Franken, who hasn't lost any of his talent for stand up comedy as he's gained a reputation for thoughtful policymaking (and Secret Santa parties) in the U.S. Senate.
Finally, Bluestem downgrading Holsten's perfect "Hat Tip" ranking, since she failed to get a laugh from September's Tea Party crowd when she joked about how the Supreme Court decision upholding "Obamacare" was all her fault. Holsten blamed herself, she said, because she had been praying for court swing vote Anthony Kennedy to make the "right" vote, but she neglected to pray for Chief Justice Roberts, since she thought he'd take the "right"decision.
All rightie, then. Here's the clip of her introduction below (to watch all of her September 10, 2012 Analysis of the Supreme Court Decision Declaring Obamacare Constitutional powerpoint lecture, click on the link):
Over at City Pages, Andy Mannix looks at Holsten in Porn Prom hater wants to be MNGOP leader. Bluestem looked at the whole hot mess of possible new MNGOP chairs in MN Republican state chair survivor: who will be the next party boss at Pat Shortage's poor farm?.
Photo: Pot bellied pig "Taylor Swine" is fed a Cheerio by its owner Marjorie Holsten of Maple Grove before the start of a rally for Republican Rick Santorum in Blaine, Minn. Ben Garvin / Getty Images
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