Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is the Geico Gecko a Tea Party Crasher Too? Nope.

From Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks:
Is the Geico Gecko a Tea Party Crasher Too?

Posted By Matt Kibbe On April 14, 2010 (6:23 am) In Tea Party

Why would the voice of Geico Insurance ("Save $50 dollars or more…") attack the staff and followers of FreedomWorks as "mentally retarded?" Does he really think that the good men and women who make up the tea party movement – mothers and daughters, grandparents and grandchildren – are all potential murderers that will inevitably "actually kill someone?"

Better yet, how many of these "mentally retarded" killers opted to save $50 dollars or more on their car insurance.

Last week, the FreedomWorks press department received a voicemail from a man identifying himself as Lance Baxter. This is what Lance has to say:

Click to Listen: Lance Baxter’s Voicemail

We called back to verify Lance's identity. He said he was busy, but thanked us for the call and said he'd call back. When he didn't, we followed up to make sure his question had been answered:

Click to Listen: Adam Brandon confirms the caller

Lance Baxter (AKA D.C. Douglas) is a noted voiceover actor. When he is not making creepy harassing calls to groups like FreedomWorks, he is the voice at the end of the Geico commercials.

Feel free to contact Lance. He was so kind to provide his number in the voicemail. Call his employer too. The customer service line for Geico is 800.871.3000.

Let them know that you, in fact, are not a mentally retarded killer, but that you are now in the market for car insurance.

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ConservaChick update to this article: GEICO canned the jerk.

Thank you, GEICO. We peaceful freedom-loving Tea Partiers appreciate your willingness to separate yourselves from a hater.

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