I think it’s just marvelous that people running for elected office are using new media to announce their candidacy, because I much prefer the comfort of my own home and my own laptop to standing on the tracks while some old man shouts over patriotic bunting from the observation deck of a train.

Recently, the very attractive/boring Scott Wiener announced his candidacy for District 8 Supervisor on You Tube. During Scott’s 6 minute masterpiece, he stands in front of the “Ethics Commission” and tells us about himself. Maybe he should have stood in front of the “Film Commission” because his video sucks.

I wonder if it was planned that when Scott mentioned “The Castro” the elevator sassed, “Ding!”Let’s ignore the fact that Scott is standing in an administrative building hallway being filmed by what appears to be a hand held camera with appalling sound and the lighting of a Kohl’s dressing room. But why, dear God, is he standing next to a working elevator?

I feel for the poor soul who emerges of the 7th Floor only to find the “Scott Weiner 2011″ team creating their cinematic masterpiece.

I do enjoy however, that the elevator bell keeps going off as he lists certain neighborhoods. I wonder if it was planned that when Scott mentioned “The Castro” the elevator sassed, “Ding!”

I’ve met Scott Wiener approximately 564 times and every time he stares over me, says “nice to meet you” and goes to talk to someone else. Yeah, he’s one of those. I’ve met him at Orson, I’ve met him at deathly DCCC events, I’ve met him at Pride(s). I’ve even greeted him at the front door of my beloved Brians’ Christmas Party, to which he offered a mere head nod.

“Did Scott Wiener just stroll past us?” I asked my dearest friend and co-greeter, Melissa. “How many times do I have to shake that man’s hand before I get a glimpse of recognition?”

The Brians, whose names Scott knows, assure me he’s really a good guy but it’s kinda tough to get behind a candidate that finds one so goddamn forgettable. Especially when his You Tube commercials look like an inter-building webisode about office kitchen etiquette.

Although what the hell do I know, other than who I’ve met before and who I haven’t. If I was producing Scott’s election video, I would’ve had him in a hot dog costume running around District 8’s Castro Street screaming, “Who wants Wiener!?!?!”

Ding!

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  • Larry-bob Roberts

    So far the field seems pretty wonk-y. Where’s the SF Party Party candidate?

  • Larry-bob Roberts

    So far the field seems pretty wonk-y. Where’s the SF Party Party candidate?

  • be_devine

    Hey, Larry-bob, wonky is rare treat on the second floor of City Hall. As a resident of D8, I want a person who’s got his or her head in the books and is more interested in making a difference than in making a big splash on the front page of the papers.

  • be_devine

    Hey, Larry-bob, wonky is rare treat on the second floor of City Hall. As a resident of D8, I want a person who’s got his or her head in the books and is more interested in making a difference than in making a big splash on the front page of the papers.

  • Greg Dewar

    Another example of a politician not really using web tools properly. A much better video would have been a fun one of Scott walking around the District, talking about his candidacy to real people, and ending with him at City Hall filing to run, instead of standing in some hallway of some ugly building downtown.

    Then people would be more likely to watch the video. I don’t see why anyone would elect to take time away from Lolcats, pwnage videos from WoW, and Daily Show clips to watch this.

    Let’s hope Scott’s future videos are cooler, so voters get a chance to know about him and his platform. Given how poorly many of the new Supervisors are doing, we are going to have to get it right and elect better people. We can’t afford more Supervisors who need training wheels at City Hall!

  • Greg Dewar

    Another example of a politician not really using web tools properly. A much better video would have been a fun one of Scott walking around the District, talking about his candidacy to real people, and ending with him at City Hall filing to run, instead of standing in some hallway of some ugly building downtown.

    Then people would be more likely to watch the video. I don’t see why anyone would elect to take time away from Lolcats, pwnage videos from WoW, and Daily Show clips to watch this.

    Let’s hope Scott’s future videos are cooler, so voters get a chance to know about him and his platform. Given how poorly many of the new Supervisors are doing, we are going to have to get it right and elect better people. We can’t afford more Supervisors who need training wheels at City Hall!

  • R squared

    As a TV professional I found Scott’s video so offensive I was forced to pluck my eyes out rather than see another second of that abomination. Thanks for posting that career ender Ms Spotswood and don’t fret, I won’t forget who you are. Not like the dozens of supes, city hall and state capitol types that have appeared on the shows I’ve produced over the last couple decades. People I’ve met and spoken to on many occasions, yet I always seem to be meeting them for the first time…again. Not to say they’re all the same. Just mostly. The good ones know your name without a prompt. Cherish them because they’re as rare as unicorns, but they exist. Right? Next are those who attempt to fake it and end up calling you “Guy” anyway. Bless their hearts. At least they let us both save face. Sort of. The rest are that crowd who can transform you into the Invisible Man with an empty stare. So there you are standing completely naked and they can’t even see it. Delicious. In the meantime you still see them up close and undetected. I don’t lament the perception of being forgettable and neither should you. Embrace and be empowered by it. Scott Weiner was a mere catalyst, a tool if you prefer, meant to bring discovery of your own superpowers. For that what can one say but – Hot Dog!

  • R squared

    As a TV professional I found Scott’s video so offensive I was forced to pluck my eyes out rather than see another second of that abomination. Thanks for posting that career ender Ms Spotswood and don’t fret, I won’t forget who you are. Not like the dozens of supes, city hall and state capitol types that have appeared on the shows I’ve produced over the last couple decades. People I’ve met and spoken to on many occasions, yet I always seem to be meeting them for the first time…again. Not to say they’re all the same. Just mostly. The good ones know your name without a prompt. Cherish them because they’re as rare as unicorns, but they exist. Right? Next are those who attempt to fake it and end up calling you “Guy” anyway. Bless their hearts. At least they let us both save face. Sort of. The rest are that crowd who can transform you into the Invisible Man with an empty stare. So there you are standing completely naked and they can’t even see it. Delicious. In the meantime you still see them up close and undetected. I don’t lament the perception of being forgettable and neither should you. Embrace and be empowered by it. Scott Weiner was a mere catalyst, a tool if you prefer, meant to bring discovery of your own superpowers. For that what can one say but – Hot Dog!

  • Matt Stewart

    Scott Penis is going to lose for no other reason than his name. Sure, some people will vote for him just because of his name but it will only be because they don’t give a shit.

  • Matt Stewart

    Scott Penis is going to lose for no other reason than his name. Sure, some people will vote for him just because of his name but it will only be because they don’t give a shit.