On our last released episode (we apologize for the delay), I brought up the craziness that was Carly Fiorina’s “demon sheep” ad. To recap, she accused her Republican primary opponent of not being a true fiscal conservative by portraying him as a literal wolf in sheep’s clothing. Hilarious.
But lo! The plot thickens…
California state Rep. Chuck DeVore, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Senate, has a fun online activity going on today: Asking visitors to go a special Web site and hunt the demon sheep!
Yes, there is a third sheep in the pack. Only he insists that the person who accused the other person of being a demon sheep is ALSO a demon sheep! And he is the only true sheep in the pack. But what’s this of “hunting” I hear?
DeVore’s Demon Sheep hunt invited visitors to put their names down as hunting the two moderates in the race — Campbell and Fiorina, as the DeVore campaign sees it. People can sign up as having killed a Demon Sheep, while posting a comment on the race and selecting from a “method of takedown” list: squish, shear, crisp (as in burning to a crisp), and mock. The sheep-killing is then cross-posted to the user’s Twitter of [sic] Facebook account.
Oh. So you can fictionally kill a sheep on a website created by the campaign of a man running for the Senate in California, thereby affirming your dedication to the conservative movement.
Geez, that last sentence looks like a Mad Lib.
Well, maybe the DeVore campaign will be able to wring some good out of this after all. After all, this is a great way to get young people interested in your campaign, and then utilize that youth power to collect donations.
It doesn’t appear that this is any kind of fundraiser. There is no button to donate money, nor any direct request for money. Instead, it appears to simply be an opportunity make fun of Carly Fiorina. Of the four choices of Demon Sheep takedown, “mock” would appear to be the most relevant option.
So, according to the site TalkingPointsMemo, “there is no button to donate money, nor any direct request for money.” So should I assume the following picture I snapped directly from the Demon Sheep site isn’t real?
In fairness to the people at TalkingPointsMemo, they were probably too busy laughing their asses off at the sheep to notice.