Today at 3 p.m. former TV newsman Brett Shipp will hold a press conference to announce that he’s running as a Democrat for Rep. Pete Sessions’ seat in Congress. We’ll have to wait till then to see if Candidate Shipp likes Oakleys as much as Newsman Shipp does.
Meantime I’d like to draw your attention to the image above. That’s the pic that accompanied the email from the Shipp campaign announcing the press conference. So it looks like we know his campaign slogan. It is “New Leader Shipp.”
Let that sink in. Go ahead. Soak it all up.
Did Shipp hire a Euless book club to come up with that pun? I imagine one of Sessions’ aides telling him that a TV news guy has entered the race and showing him that slogan. And then Sessions says, “Brett is running? That guy from Channel 8? I don’t give a Shipp.” The aide would just stare at him, and then Sessions would continue: “I couldn’t give two Shipps? Better?”
Thank you, Brett Shipp, for opening the door to the playroom of puns, the most irresistible delight for a writer on deadline who also has a WordPress login. Shall we begin?
A better campaign slogan: “Vote for Brett. He’s the Shipp.”
Or just “Shipp It”
“Let’s Turn This Shipp Around”
“I’m Tired of all the Bull”
“Drain the Swamp and Get Onboard With Shipp”
“Sheeple? Heck no. Shipple!” (Or maybe his supporters should be called Shippsters.)
If the campaign doesn’t go well, headline writers will have fun. Imagine Shipp agrees to a debate with Ed Meier, Colin Allred, and Lillian Salerno. He commits a gaffe. The headline:
“Shipp Really Steps in It”
“Pile of Shipp”
“Shipp Sliding Away”
“Shipp Hits the Fan”
“Does a Bear Shipp in the Woods?”
I’m not sure how that last one could be useful. But we’ll find a way. Just put it on a Stickie for now.
The title of the newsletter that the candidate sends out to likely voters in the district: “Deep Shipp”
A block walker is trying to convince someone how to vote. He says, “Look, we’re not asking you vote straight ticket Dem. Just the Shipp.”
There are so many more possibilities. I am considering moving to the 32nd congressional district so I can cast a vote for the guy. I am Bretty for new leader Shipp!