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Saturday, October 21, 2017

GARY GLENN DIGS CHARLTON HESTON...UP! Michigan State Representative Glenn Uses Voice, Image Of Dead Actor In His State Senate 31st District Campaign

“Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!”

Second only to Michael Moore's exploitation of Charlton Heston in his 2002 “Bowling For Columbine” is Gary Glenn's exhumation of the late Oscar-winning actor for a second political endorsement—again from the grave.

Glenn is airing radio ads with audio clips from Heston that reportedly date back to Glenn’s 1987 work on a right-to-work campaign in Idaho and to Glenn’s unsuccessful 1992 primary election run for U.S. Senate. Heston had met Glenn during his Idaho days and in one audio clip the former NRA president (“from my cold, dead hands …”) says that he appreciates Glenn’s effort to give union workers a “right to choose.”

Fundraising on the cold, dead back of a the late actor, Glenn announced yesterday on his Facebook page with a craven call-to-action that he's seeking contributions “to help keep this ad on the air!”

But, hey, it worked in 2014.

Produced with the approval of the Heston estate, the new radio commercial uses comments from the late Charlton Heston that are three decades old to essentially claim that the actor and gun-rights advocate would have endorsed Glenn's candidacy—if he hadn’t died nearly nine years ago.

The campaign explained in 2014 that Heston and Glenn (a native of Idaho) met during the successful effort to pass a Right to Work law in that state in the 1980's. 

Glenn and Charlton Heston, who grew up in St. Helen, Michigan, were named co-recipients of the Center for the Study of Market Alternatives' 1987 "Freedom Fighter of the Year" award. The free market think tank, located at the College of Idaho, was led at the time by former Northwood University professor Larry Reed, who later returned to Midland, founded the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and recruited Glenn to follow him in 1998 to help promote the center's Universal Tuition Tax Credit. 

In 2011, Glenn was a founding board member of the Michigan Freedom to Work coalition, which launched the successful effort to pass Michigan's new Freedom to Work law—known outside the hyper-Calvinist areas of western Michigan as the “right to starve” law. 

“Turn me on, dead man.” 

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