Upstairs, Jack meets the man that would take down Regina Bookman -- Steven Austin (John Slattery). He's a scrappy looking guy in a khaki baseball cap, a plaid shirt, and a down vest. He shamelessly tells Jack that he calls himself Steve Austin in an attempt to confuse voters who might be more prone to vote for the wrestler of the same name. Jack says his only reservation with Steve's campaign is the fact that Steve is not affiliated with the Republican party. Steve, with his thick New England accent, tells Jack that the party system is broken and that people are looking for a renaissance in politics. Jack likes what he's hearing, then Steve drops the first of many hints that he's an outright nutter when he brings out a pacifier emblazoned with his campaign logo and tells Jack, "Goo-goo gah-gah." He takes the rebirth theme quite literally, it turns out, and has put together several commercials in which he's dressed as a baby -- diaper, huge hat, and all. We see one of these commercials, which he wraps up with, "Vote Steve Austin. And if you're blind, I am the wrestler!" Jack tells Steve that he need only answer a few questions correctly to gain Jack's support. Steve answers correctly for the first few words or so, then proves again that he's an all too literal nut job. It's no matter to Jack, though, because at the end of the day Steve Austin is not Regina Bookman, and he won't mess with the Kabletown merger. Jack promises to throw a fundraiser for Steve in two days, and with that we have an endorsement!
Episode Report CardLady Lola: C+ | 1572 USERS: B-
YOU GRADE IT