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Politics & Government
Thu July 5, 2012
Raunchy TV script by Michigan's Rep. McCotter surfaces
Things don't seem to be going all that well in U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's (R-Livonia) political career. His bid for the Republican presidential nomination sputtered out last year, and more recently, he was forced to give up his Congressional re-election campaign over falsified petition signatures.
But perhaps he has a future in show business.
The Detroit News says the paper received a copy of a TV pilot script, written by McCotter, featuring the congressman as the host of a raunchy variety show.
The episode titled "Bumper Sticker: Made On Motown" also includes caricatures of McCotter staffers and conservative media personalities.
From the News:
They take pot shots about McCotter's ill-fated bid for the White House while spewing banter about drinking, sex, race, flatulence, puking and women's anatomy. It features a cartoon intro and closing snippet with an Oldsmobile careening through Detroit and knocking over the city's landmarks. The double-finned car has a Michigan license plate reading: "Made on MoTown..."
The character named "Wardo," the nickname others acknowledge is used for District Director Paul Seewald, dresses in a matador costume, gets drunk on a whisky-laced Slurpee and runs off stage after puking.
"Chowsers," the nickname for Deputy District Director Don Yowchuang, leers at women's body parts and snaps cell phone pictures of them, goes "cougar hunting" and repeats the line "I'm Thai."
McCotter reportedly passed the script to at least one filmmaker and some other members of his staff but told the Detroit News that the project was unfinished and was nothing more than a "cathartic" creative outlet to deal with the stress and humiliation of his failed presidential bid.
McCotter told the Detroit News that the script, dated Oct. 17, 2011, was not written on taxpayer time:
"Most of my writing is done in my garage … where I can smoke."
Among other creative endeavors, McCotter has written books and played in a congressional rock band.
-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom