I first heard about George Guirguis (City Council candidate in Bay Ward) from David Reevely’s blog, when he shared some of the strange emails coming out of that campaign. Reevely also linked to Guirguis’ campaign video.
Well, now he has fifty campaign videos on Youtube. They’re so bizarre. I haven’t watched them all, but from what I’ve seen, they tend to follow one of two formats: a photomontage of pictures of Guirguis, set to a sappy love song, or a video of Guirguis set to a sappy love song. The photomontages always include multiple instances of a picture of Guirguis with Stephen Harper. The videos include lots of footage of Guirguis campaigning and giving the thumbs up to the camera. There’s one where we get to spend two minutes watching him use his computer.
But this one is a little different from the rest, in that it’s got people saying things. (Stupid people saying stupid things, but still.)
This one exploits the Shepherds of Good Hope. It’s obvious from the way he’s making that sandwich that he’s not a regular volunteer – he volunteered for a single shift for the photo op potential. (“What can the Shepherds of Good hope do for me?”)
Anyway. Gorgeous George is a weird narcissistic guy running a weird narcissistic campaign.