By now you've probably heard about GOP Senate candidate Sue Lowden's health care plan for Nevadans: bring your doctor a chicken or offer to paint his house. It's the revolutionary Chickens for Checkups plan, which has made Lowden a laughingstock across the nation. Even The Colbert Report took a shot at Lowden last night with a hilarious segment. "Remember what your mother always said: In case you go to the hospital, always wear clean underwear and carry plenty of farm animals," Colbert quipped.
But, if Chickens for Checkups, Cluckers for Chemo, or Hens for Healthcare doesn't seem realistic for your family - I mean, how many of us have livestock handy for trading? - then here's a contest that you'll love.
The Nevada State Democratic Party wants to see which supporter can make the best funny video highlighting how ridiculous Lowden's Chickens for Checkups plan really is. For some ideas, check out these videos from the folks over at ProgressNow.
Here's how it works: Go to our YouTube channel and download footage of Lowden telling Nevadans to take a chicken to their doctor and of Nevada Democrats delivering a goat to her campaign office. Make a fun, funny video from the coverage and upload it to your own YouTube page. Then send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your video by May 4. NSDP staff will pick the best videos, and let YOU vote on your favorite!
Send a link to your submission to email@example.com to enter. We'll post the winning video on our website and share it with all our Nevada supporters. Good luck!