A chicken in every pot and a bar graph in every mountain.Rory Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is trying to succeed Jim Gibbons as Governor of Good Decisions, has launched his first campaign ad, and it somehow fails to mention his last name, which is strange, considering it is also the name of Nevada’s longtime senior senator, Harry Reid. Why in the world would Rory Reid forget to include his surname in his campaign ad? Isn’t that kind of important? Wouldn’t he also want to remind Nevadans of his father’s legacy?

And look at his website. No mention of his last name? Perhaps that is an important biographical detail to include in your campaign biography, the fact that you have parents and were not sent to Nevada from another planet two months ago to be their space governor. “Rory, 47, grew up in Nevada.” You don’t say!

This man is probably not Hillary Clinton. Probably. He probably does not have the sort of name recognition to allow himself to go around without a surname, insinuating that he is the Nevada Selena.

It turns out that Rory Reid owns the domain name Yet his official website is Mysterious.

It’s also funny how the Rory 2010 website refers to all other human beings with their last names, yet not him. Is Rory Reid better than other humans?

The only explanation is that Rory Reid is very, very charismatic, and once Nevadans see him speak, they will only need his first name to remember him. Here he is at the end of his first ad, following some of the top children who have endorsed him:

Oh. Yeah, he definitely killed his father and is not using his last name in the hope that nobody will notice. [The Hill]

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  1. [re=605834]Aunt Fancy[/re]: Saw that too! Tho I thought it might have been the massive nuclear waste vaults he’ll put under Yucca Mountain no matter what them libruls say.

  2. My favorite comment from The Hill commentariat:

    “How ashamed are you traitors now, Pelosis family , Reid’s family? You should all be ashamed, Obama’s family? People giving you dirty looks when you go in public?”

  3. Here’s another scathing wingnut comment from The Hill: “I like your confidence brain. I think your right, but you can never under estimate the truely stupid(liberals ) and their brainless followers.”

  4. Right here, right now, I’d like to start a scurrilous rumor that Rory is Rand Paul’s twin brother. Since he has no last name, how can he prove otherwise???

  5. He probably just dropped his last name because he’s pissed at his parents for naming him Rory.

    Strangely, this story reminds me of Dr. Who but I can’t remember why.

    [re=605853]Come here a minute[/re]: I remember hearing that there was a perennial fringe candidate somewhere out west who had his name legally changed to “Pro-life” to get his name on the ballot that way. He was a single issue candidate, can’t remember the issue though…

  6. Guy needs to beat up a waitress to seal the deal with the voters. Or maybe strangle a dog. Ask Chuck Norris if you don’t believe me.

  7. I think it shows he’s fiscally responsible. That was four letters that he didn’t have to pay to have printed on campaign signs and bumper stickers.

  8. SFinDC: Even though The Hill’s target audience is supposed to be staffers, lobbyists and other professionals, the comments section always seems to be over-run with rabbid, ALL CAPS-typing wingnuts.

  9. NV is a small state. Rory Reid is the Chairman of Clark County and has been involved in politics for years. Everyone knows who his father is. His father will win in Nov. courtesy of the Tea Party electing a complete whack-job.

  10. Hey, Rory.
    I am uncertain of your political positions, but I can tell you that we agree on one thing (and a few corollaries:
    Fuck dad.
    Fuck dad’s fancy car that you can’t drip ice cream in.
    Fuck dad’s so-so important job, can’t make any time for anyone.
    Fuck dad strutting around the house in his underwear at all hours.
    Fuck dad’s “pals.”

    What were we talking about?

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