Eye On Boise

OK, who You calling a Tube?

It’s a video extravaganza! Perhaps inspired by those hilarious political satires from the JibJab.com guys, people from all edges of Idaho’s political spectrum have been turning to online video humor to get their political points across, complete with snappy music and lots of attitude, and the results are – well, some are better than others. But far be it from your humble blogger to play movie critic. Here are the three I’ve seen most recently – check ‘em out for yourself. Two are posted on the video site YouTube.com (if you don’t know what that is, ask the nearest teenager). The third is on the campaign website of an Idaho ballot measure, Proposition 2.

“Lonely Boy” is a video of a character apparently meant to be Larry LaRocco, going in search of Jim Risch to try to debate him. Best scene: When he tips up the state capitol to look underneath.

“Gimme Jimmie” is kind of a moving political cartoon depicting Gov. Risch glorying in getting everyone’s pennies from the sales tax increase that takes effect this Sunday. That’s the only scene.

“Gangster Politicians” shows swarthy Mafia types moving in on dear old Idaho’s inner city, right down Martin Luther King Drive, and taking over the town through eminent domain. “My mother’s neighbor is gonna lose their house just so they can put up another one of those fancy coffee joints,” one character laments.

Are there more of these things out there? Let me know.

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