Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, the Republican candidate for governor, is no doubt heads-down right now preparing for tomorrow’s live TV debate against his Democratic rival, former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee. Maybe they should just have a dance-off instead.
The video above captures one of the more, um, interesting moments of the 2012 campaign, as McKenna and his wife, Marilyn, join a group of dancers at a Korean Day celebration in Seattle last weekend. It’s dorky, and maybe even a little charming, but more than that, it’s irrefutable evidence that the whole “Gangnam Style” meme has gone way, way too far.
Did they teach him this in the Eagle Scouts?
Whether it helps or hurts McKenna remains to be seen. But for all the money candidates still spend on traditional advertising, it just goes to show that there’s nothing like an online video to shape public perception … for better or worse.
At least his wife and kids are having fun with it.
Oldest daughter @madeleine_mck claims this now-viral video takes parental embarrassment to a whole new level. Victory is mine!
— Marilyn McKenna (@mckennamarilyn) October 10, 2012
— Marilyn McKenna (@mckennamarilyn) October 9, 2012