Saturday, September 30, 2006

Corker's 30 Room Mansion and Six SUV's (video)

The Fabulous Life of Bob Corker

"Harold Ford Jr.'s newest add spoofs "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" to highlight Republican Bob Corker's tremendous personal wealth. 'Bob Corker lives in a 30 room mansion, is worth over $200 million, and owns six SUVs,' says the announcer in an upbeat tone parodying 'Lifestyles' host Robin Leach. 'As Mayor, he took three pay increases, while freezing the pay of Chattanooga's police and firefighters...As Senator, who do you think he'll look out for?'"

Meanwhile, Huffington Post reports that it's 39 days before midterm elections and Corker has just fired his campaign manager and "hired a new media consultant who has previously worked for President Bush and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California."

Also, Corker is opening a new Nashville office at this late date. As the DSCC says, it appears that the Corker campaign is "in disarray."

Update: Tennessee Progressive Report has more details about the Corker campaign shake-up -- via Kleinheider, who says in the comments at the TPR link: "..the Corker campaign did not fire the campaign manager..."