Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, the GOP presidential candidate who couldn’t get enough signatures to remain on his congressional primary ballot, has an impressive creative streak that might outshine his political career.
“Bumper Sticker: Made On Motown,” is McCotter’s crude-humored idea for a TV show and it stars himself “as the host of a variety show with characters based on his congressional staffers.”
“Plot details include a character who dresses in a matador costume, gets drunk off a spiked Slurpee and barfs,” reports The Examiner. “Dialogue centers on ‘drinking, sex, race, flatulence, puking and women’s anatomy.'”
A former staff member leaked an unfinished TV pilot script written by McCotter, to show the representative’s declining sense of responsibility and interest in serving the 11th Congressional District, according to the Detroit News.
McCotter, refuting his former staffer’s claim and showing a down-to-earth side, told Detroit News he writes in his garage where he can smoke. He said he “circulated the idea to at least one filmmaker and shared the script with some staffers.”
The “cathartically” self-humiliating script was just another creative outlet for the political flop, who has been playing lead guitar in “The Second Amendments,” a “bi-partisan congressional rock band,” since 2005.
McCotter, whose Capitol Hill career came to an abrupt end this year, has been spending his downtime on Twitter sharing less-urgent news about Fender updates, good reads and God quotes.
McCotter has reportedly started “preparing a career outside elected office and making connections with Hollywood conservatives,” according to the News.