Henry McMaster Has A Bulldog

HOMESPUN TELEVISION AD RUNNING IN S.C. “NO. 2” RACE This website has had plenty of fun at the expense of Henry McMaster – the former S.C. Attorney General/ “Republican” Party chairman currently running for lieutenant governor of the Palmetto State. Seriously … he’s Foghorn Leghorn (only without the feathers). Oh, there are…


This website has had plenty of fun at the expense of Henry McMaster – the former S.C. Attorney General/ “Republican” Party chairman currently running for lieutenant governor of the Palmetto State.

Seriously … he’s Foghorn Leghorn (only without the feathers). Oh, there are also gardening implements in your tool shed or garage with higher intelligence quotients.

“I-say-I-say-I-say …”

Rather than try to be something he’s not, though, McMaster is embracing his kinship with the common man in his most recent television commercials – with a little help from his Bulldog, “Boots.”

“He’s our family watchdog,” McMaster says of the dog, “and I’m proud of my record as South Carolina’s watchdog.”

Cheesy? Absolutely. Unbearably so, even.

Effective? Take a look for yourself …

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Nice growl from the dog, huh?

McMaster’s “Bulldog” ad is ridiculous and brilliant – delivering gimmicky, largely substance-free fun for the whole (voting age) family. And while professional political cynics like us dip into our inkwells to mock the spot (or figure out a way to get a canine on the ballot), most South Carolina “Republican” voters are lapping up the pablum … and most importantly, remembering McMaster’s message.

The spot is a helluva lot better than the poorly conceived, poorly delivered pitch offered by Nikki Haley’s lieutenant gubernatorial candidate, Pat McKinney – the wealthy Lowcountry developer who has emerged as McMaster’s main rival for this largely ceremonial office.

That ad was forgettably bad …

We don’t really give a Bulldog’s backside who wins the GOP lieutenant gubernatorial nomination (frankly we’ve been most impressed by the Democratic nominee, S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers), but McMaster’s ad certainly makes an impression.

And before you criticize the impression it makes, remember … this is South Carolina.

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Rocky May 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

I hear University of Georgia is going to give Haley a bulldog for her selling Charleston down the ole’ Savannah River (dredging permit to expand the Savannah port).

junior justice May 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Rocky, I heard the leash is optional.

jimlewisowb May 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm

They are also going to castrate the little fella and send his nuts over on ice where they can be transplanted to Michael who lost his fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan – OK so he lost them when he stepped on a hoe – point is he needs some nuts

Provided the transplant is successful the greatest concern is that when out in public Michael will be prone to sit on his ass, scratch his ears with his left leg or worse start licking his new accouterments

junior justice May 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm

+8 — that is such a sad tail

Fits Aint No Republican May 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Fits little “crush” on Bakari Sellers continues.

You do understand dont you Fits that Sellers is MUCH more “liberal” than Lindsay Graham(Im sure he wouldn’t deny that) who drives you dam nuts?

So whats the deal?

Trying to show how”inclusive” you are by endorsing a liberal Black Democrat?

Cut the crap !This is so transparent.

Lobeco May 20, 2014 at 9:52 am

Tom Davis told Sic to “go with Bakari.” Tom is trying to keep some sliver of the black vote in Beaufort County. After Tom’s vote for Jean Toal, we knew Tom had gone to the other side (Democratic and supportive of the status quo corruption)..

Tired and Retired May 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

This is a good ad!

GrandTango May 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm

I’d put peanut butter on my balls and let that bulldog go at them any day!

Mr. Ron Cobb May 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm

That would be a great video Mr. Tango but Henry won’t let his dog lick your nut sack. However, Henry would let his dog bite your nut sack off and I would watch that too Sir. That would be Grand!!!

TJ May 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Might as well vote for McMaster because of his bulldog, since so many people voted for Haley because of her ass…

Lowcountry May 19, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Great ad.

RogueElephant May 19, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Henry is an old and dear friend, mentor and coach from my early days in the SCGOP. We don’t always agree on candidates but when the dust settles we shake hands and go again. Great guy, great AG, great Lt. Gov. GO GET EM HENRY.

dsmith May 20, 2014 at 5:43 am

Well to my knowledge he is not a confederate re-enactor, he has that going for him.

Philip Branton May 20, 2014 at 9:52 am

LOL…..this ad makes Henry McMaster a sitting “AFLAC Duck”….!!

….you mean Henry has time to sit around with his dog while veterans at the VA are waiting to see a doctor…?

WOW…….way to serve you veterans…..Henry…!!!

HE fought Obamacare while veterans at the VA go killed in a LINE….!?

We wonder if a counter ad were put up ……if WIl Folks would even mention it…!?

Well, might as well take wagers on Tom Davis making an ad with his cat next week….!!

save us May 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

how can he go wrong? digs up reagan and kicks obama inone ad, while showing us his nuts in that ‘airing out the boys’ pose. should go over very well with trailer-livin’ SC folks.

Bobo99 May 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Is he running in Georgia?

Bobd May 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm

This should be Chihauhau, he just yapps and runs for cover when the press looks the other way. Someone should look into the case involving an official in Saluda County which Master Henry promised to prosecute to the end for environmental violations including the wilful exposure of a challenged individual to asbestos. He went away and the individual was allowed to enter PTI and avoid a conviction which would have prevented from holding a public office and continue to squander tax money.

euwe max May 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm Reply
CorruptionInColumbia May 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

That was great! Thanks for posting!

RogueElephant May 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm


TomTom May 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Henry, its very nice.

Janette Colt May 22, 2014 at 9:21 am

What in the heck is wrong with you Mr. McMaster? Perhaps you don’t realize, or understand, or are even privy to, the information that many SC folks are now dependent on the limited amount of healthcare that Obamacare does provide. I have an auto-immune disorder, and if it weren’t for the healthcare I am now afforded, however limited, I would have none whatsoever – no doctors, no treatment – nothing. I’ll wager you and your family have proper healthcare tho, regardless, yes? – JC


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