FreedomWorks Planned to Show a Video of a Fake Panda Having Sex With a Fake Hillary Clinton at a 2012 Event in Dallas, But Someone Thought That Was a Bad Idea

In one of the most bizarre stories you’ll read, ever, FreedomWorks — the conservative group formerly chaired by Dick Armey — apparently created a video of a fake panda fellating a fake Hillary Clinton, and planned to show it at the July 26, 2012 FreePAC event, held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Mother Jones has the whole insane story:

The short film hailing FreedomWorks was intended to play on the large video screens inside the arena.

In one segment of the film, according to a former official who saw it, [former FreedomWorks EVP Adam] Brandon is seen waking from a nap at his desk. In what appears to be a dream or a nightmare, he wanders down a hallway and spots a giant panda on its knees with its head in the lap of a seated Hillary Clinton and apparently fellating the then-secretary of state. Two female interns at FreedomWorks were recruited to play the panda and Clinton. One intern wore a Hillary Clinton mask. The other wore a giant panda suit that FreedomWorks had used at protests to denounce progressives as panderers. Placing the panda in the video, a former FreedomWorks staffer says, was “an inside joke.”

Another FreedomWorks staffer who worked there at the time confirms that “Yes, this video was created.”

Days before the FreePAC event, the video was screened for staff. “My mouth was wide open,” a former official recalls. “‘What the hell is this?'” Several FreedomWorks staffers were outraged and stunned that Brandon, the group’s second-in-command after [president Matt] Kibbe, had overseen the video’s production, appeared in it, and intended to show this film at the conference, which would be attended by many social-conservative activists. They raised objections to the film.

I think those objections were probably relevant. This story came to the surface due to an internal investigation of the conservative advocacy group, after questions were raised about the group’s use of funds. Bet they didn’t think they’d find this.


  • Avid Reader

    How dare they make a campaign video clip with supposedly edgy humor that was eventually thrown in the trash! The very idea that any campaign ever makes inappropriate videos/commercials that are cut is overwhelming. What’s next on this slippery slope, clips saying that a candidate killed someone because they were involved with management of a company 8 years before an ex-employee died. Clearly this kind of thing, as with the panda video, would be trashed when the common sense folks join the discussion.

  • Steve Zimmerman

    The “Party of Ideas” strikes again.

  • mynameisbill

    I thought that conservatives were only repulsed when two men held hands in public, no? Don’t they refer to that as shoving the gayness down their collective conservative throats?

  • v. botkin

    Sounds like the bear-costume fellatio scene from The Shining, although what that has to do with Hillary Clinton is anyone’s guess.

  • Nickname Trouble

    God bless ’em.

  • Mo Roney

    Dick Armey earned that buyout. How long till the video surfaces?

  • Kk.

    Santorum. Nuff said.

  • Dubious Brother

    Counselilng for Pandas will be available at all area zoos.

  • mynameisbill

    I know, just think of all the pandas, FreedomWorks, violated in order to find the best one for the job!?!?! I can just see Dick Armey sitting behind his desk saying “Okay panda, you know what it’s gonna take to get the gig. So[Dick unzips his trousers] get to it!”