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‘Serious-minded’ SNL alum Victoria Jackson seeks freedom-loving voters in local TN election

By Scott Kaufman
Friday, June 20, 2014 10:28 EDT
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Former Saturday Night Live star Victoria Jackson is running for Williamson County Commissioner for District #2 in Tennessee, and she recently released her second campaign video.

The video begins with Jackson writing a list of examples of “Government Over-reach,” including “Common Core — Marxist propaganda,” “light bulbs — Big Gulps,” “EPA,” “Obamacare,” “Internet Censorship,” “Political Correctness,” and “CONTROLS MEDIA,” which she underlines twice.

She then introduces herself, saying she’s talking to singer-songwriter Buddy Kalb about Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. “You know, Obama taught a course on it,” she said, “and he’s ruining our country by it.”

“I know you might have heard this before, but it’s dedicated to Lucifer,” she said, holding what appears to be the dedication page of Alinsky’s book up to the camera. “Anyway, I was just talking to Buddy about the state of our country, and I wanted to ask him why he thinks you should vote for me.”

“Well,” Buddy Kalb said, “I think you should vote for Victoria Jackson because she’s a very serious-minded person — unlike her persona, which is just an act. She takes things very seriously, she’s like a coin…on the other side, she’s a very serious-minded person about this country, about politics, and the direction that we’re going. So, you should vote for her because she’s a very serious-minded person.”

The commercial then abruptly cuts to an older, white woman yelling, “Hey government! Keep your hands off the Internet,” followed by Victoria Jackson asking people why people should vote her.

“Because she is all for ‘We the People,’” said a Starbucks barista she identified on her blog as “Zach, the guitar teacher/singer/songwriter,” who then proceeds to play a moving acoustic rendition of “Amazing Grace” on his guitar.

The commercial ends with an exhortation to “seriously, vote for Victoria Jackson [on] August 7, 2014…if you love freedom.”

The position for which she is running for, county commissioner, largely entails the drafting and adopting of the annual budget, including the general, school, and highway funds. Despite Jackson’s oft-stated hatred of Common Core, the position of county commissioner would afford her no discretionary control over the school budget.

Watch Victoria Jackson’s campaign video below.

Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
 
 
 
 
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