It’s the chance to see a cursing Jerry Sanders alongside a foul-mouthed Kevin Faulconer that we never thought we’d get – and in flight suits to boot.
Sanders, Faulconer and Todd Gloria – who have all served as San Diego’s mayor – flew in to the “Danger Zone” to spoof the 1986 classic “Top Gun." They were promoting the 19th Annual Golden Watchdog & Fleece Awards Dinner on behalf of the San Diego County Taxpayer Association, which produced the video.
The annual affair honors and shames the best and worst use of taxpayer money. It also gives a nod to the media outlet that best reports on behalf of the taxpayers.
This year’s event is June 19 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis, as the video explains (though you may be distracted as the onesie-clad trio walks toward the camera and Faulconer takes off his aviators in slow motion).
Inside in the video are a snarky reference at Todd Gloria’s height and a short flash to a recent mayor obviously left out of the fun: Bob Filner.
And the most memorable line comes from Sanders: “If you don’t show up, you’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog s*** out of Hong Kong.”
Check out the video, and then debate: Is Faulconer the Goose to Gloria’s Maverick, or is it the other way around?