Ron George belts out Rain Tax song; Progressive Kick wants to fly us to the Moon

Ron George belts out Rain Tax song; Progressive Kick wants to fly us to the Moon

Pub crooner Martin O’Malley, watch your back. Del. Ron George is in the recording studio.

The Republican delegate, who once pursued an acting career, has cut a new music video of the Rain Tax song. “No Taxation with Precipitation,” adapted from “Hanky Panky,” mocks the O’Malley tax increases, particularly the stormwater management fees dubbed the Rain Tax. It has some quality B-roll and even an O’Malley Jib-Jab style flourish.

At 2 minutes 22 seconds, it’s a bit long for a TV ad, but then again, George, running last in polls, has no money for TV.

Fly us to the Moon

David Moon, aka the Juice Man in District 20, is being supported with a 15-second TV ad that includes a funny tag line: “One small step for Moon, one giant leap for Maryland,” done in a scratchy radio-transmission style that mimics the 1969 moon landing.

The ad was put up by an outside progressive group called Progressive Kick, an independent SuperPAC. According to the group, the ad will run as a pre-roll on any YouTube video accessed from Internet addresses identified with voters in the District 20. It will also show up on smart phones.

Lou Peck of Bethesda magazine has a full run down of the highly competitive District 20 race in his MoCoPolitics blog published Wednesday.

–Len Lazarick

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Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.