Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Coming this Fall to BFM : Everybody Loves Leon!

Join us for the new Fall season when we feature the wild adventures of Leon Drolet and his wacky pet pig Mr. Perks as they travel across Michigan, spreading laughter and promoting harmony amongst once bitter enemies! Watch as Leon unites the legislators to save us all from the clutches of the Evil Dr. Norquist!


In the season premiere episode, Leon and Mr. Perks hijinks ruffle the feathers of some stodgy Republicans, tricking them into saying things they would rather not say. Fun for the whole family!


Co-starring Matt Marsden as the "Boy Next Door"...


But ultimately, in a slap at Mr. Drolet, he said, Senate Republicans would do "what is in the best interest of the state and not what some out of state groups want."


..."On Target" Ed Gaffney from Grosse Pointe Farms...


"I hope I don't have to vote, nobody likes to raise taxes," said Mr. Gaffney, adding that he wouldn't be intimidated by Mr. Drolet, who he called a "brown-shirted, knuckle-dragging thug."


... "Ever-Popular" Dick Ball from Bennington Township...


"I feel the citizens of the 85th District elected me to do what is best, and necessary, for them and all of the citizens of Michigan," Ball said. "I was not elected to cater to, or be intimidated by, any special-interest group."


..."Always Adorable" Valde Garcia from Howell...


"It's an attempt to intimidate state legislators into not voting for a tax increase," he said.


One more Republican and the Democrats after this commercial message... 
..."Continuation Budget" Jack Brandenburg from Macomb County...


Reminded that there were lots of Macomb County residents who "loved" recalls, Brandenburg paused for a moment and confessed some "wackos" do. 


"Now you're calling recallers wackos?" he was asked.


"I would say so," he confirmed.


And the Democrats, who find themselves with some swell new friends this year...


..."Censorship-Buster" Glenn Anderson from Westlake...


"What is the basis of the actions he is alleging?" Mr. Anderson said. "This is a cowardly way to try to intimidate the Legislature."


..."Confused" Dennis Olshove from Warren...


"What are they going to do? Recall me for restructuring government?" he said.


... a cameo from "Quote Guy" Bill Rustem...


"You just have to stare him down," Mr. Rustem said of Mr. Drolet.


... and, a special guest apperance by, no stranger to recall threats herself, the Governor, as "The Governor"...


"In the face of recall threats or not, I would hope that every legislator has the backbone to do what's right for their district, do what's right for the state of Michigan and not just consider their own political future," Granholm told reporters Tuesday morning.


"This is about Michigan's future. People were sent to Lansing not to cast easy votes. They were sent to fix our problems. We have a massive deficit, we need a comprehensive solution, regardless of whether somebody, some extremist group is out there threatening recalls. They need to do what's right for Michigan."


Will Leon get his paperwork filed in time? Will Mr. Perks eat the paperwork before Leon can file it? Will the county clerks lock the doors and go to lunch when they see Leon pull up? 


The answer to these, and many other questions you didn't even know you had, this Fall on BFM!