Mich. Congressman Circulated Idea For TV Show
LIVONIA (WWJ/AP) – Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter says he circulated an idea for a lowbrow comedy TV show to at least one filmmaker and shared the script with some staffers.
The Detroit News reports Thursday that the “Bumper Sticker: Made On Motown” pilot featured McCotter hosting a variety show cast with characters bearing the nicknames of congressional staffers. The newspaper said they take pot shots about McCotter’s little-noticed White House campaign “while spewing banter about drinking, sex, race, flatulence, puking and women’s anatomy.”
The News said it obtained a copy of the script from a former staffer.
McCotter said the work was unfinished and described it as a “cathartic” creative outlet. He said he didn’t write it on the taxpayers’ time.
McCotter’s published a book in February 2011 called “Seize Freedom! American Truths and Renewal in a Chaotic Age,” and has written a commentary for Breitbart.com. He also appeared as regular on Fox News’ overnight Red Eye show.
Faced with allegations of election fraud, the Republican from Livonia dropped his bid for another term last month in a shocking political collapse.
McCotter was first elected to Congress in 2002. His term as U.S. Rep. ends at the end of the year.
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