Is Bill Brady having an identity crisis? In his latest ad, Brady tries to present himself as a man who can encompass all the diversity of Illinois. In less than 30 seconds, Brady talks to a farmer, hugs an inner-city youth, poses in front of a John Deere, and stands on a balcony overlooking downtown Chicago.
Pat Quinn’s latest ad also asks who the real Bill Brady is. The spot begins with a shot of a semi-automatic weapon, as one of those deep-voiced “in a world” narrators declares, “Senator Bill Brady opposes a ban on assault weapons. Bill Brady even opposes restricting guns in or near schools. Who is this guy? The more we learn about Bill Brady, the worse it gets.”
Who is the real Bill Brady? Here’s the answer, set to the tune of “The Real Slim Shady”:
May I have your attention please? Will the real Bill Brady please stand up?
Y’all act like you haven’t seen a Republican since the Stone Age
Jaws all on the floor like Glenn Beck just burst onto the Sears Centre stage
And started cursin’ Obama in a white-hot rage
Like a Walmart greeter after I cut his minimum wage
Look at him drivin’ around in his wife’s German sports car
Skippin’ votes on the Senate floor
Not payin’ income taxes since about 2004
But he showed half his construction workers the door
None of you liberals can even stomach me
And think you I’m bloodthirsty just ’cause I went to a Tea Party
“But Bill, what if you won, wouldn’t it be weird?”
Not as weird as a wedding between two queers. (EWWW)
So if you think rich folks shouldn’t pay taxes
Sing this chorus and wave your tea bags
’Cause I’m Bill Brady, yes I’m the real Brady
All you other Bill Bradys are just imitating
So won’t the real Bill Brady please stand up,
Please stand up, please stand up.