Gov Named as Possible Biden Replacement Releases Cringeworthy ‘#HotInfrastructureSummer’ Video

It’s now Tuesday, the better part of a week after the debate debacle Thursday that raised the questions of 1) whether President Joe Biden could be replaced atop the Democratic presidential ticket and 2) who would replace him.

Vice President Kamala Harris would be the obvious choice, except for the fact that she also polls on par with norovirus infection and the AMC Gremlin.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom seems slick as a top surrogate for the president — but “slick” is never an adjective one wants to see attached to a candidate who needs to win states in Heartland America. And then there’s the fact that identity politics types would be furious that the first black woman vice president was being passed over from a white man from the same state.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is another would-be stand-in who has underperformed in his current position.

Both Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have gotten mentions, a sign that things are really desperate in DNC-ville.


Liberal Judge Changes Election Law in Battleground State Only Months Before Presidential Election

But hey, what about Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer?

We’ve mostly forgotten about the fact that this was the woman who had some of the strictest COVID-19 lockdown policies in the nation and practically had to deal with a revolt over banning the sale of freaking gardening supplies during the darkest days of 2020.

In a state the Democrats need to win, Whitmer managed to score 54.5 percent in her re-election campaign in 2022. Her rallying cry has been “fix the damn roads,” which sounds positively pragmatic as Democrats go these days.

And, as if on cue, Whitmer caused the internet to cringe with her latest attempt to get those damned roads fixed: “#HotInfrastructureSummer.”

Will Gretchen Whitmer replace Joe Biden?

For those of you who have been unplugged from this aspect of popular culture over the past decade or so — and I don’t blame you, believe you me — the hashtag takes its name from “Hot Girl Summer,” a 2019 single by Megan Thee Stallion and Nikki Minaj in which the protagonists meditate on the empowering nature of basically rutting with every attractive male who moves.

Given that there’s literally no verse in the song that can be reproduced here with fewer asterisks than Lance Armstrong’s career cycling record, I’d just suggest trusting me that Misses Thee Stallion and Minaj failed to capture the powerful message of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” in their work.

But, hey, governors pretending to be cool can use the song’s catchphrase, to assure Michiganders that “everyone knows that strong, reliable infrastructure is real hot girl sh**” in a Monday post on X.

“Michigan! We’re turning up the heat with some serious infrastructure projects,” Whitmer said over a beat so weak it couldn’t enliven the lunchtime atmosphere at a Panera.

“This season, we’re taking our commitment to fixing the damn roads, pipes, bridges and everything in between to the next level,” she continued, adding that “we’re bringin’ the heat and making sure Michigan’s infrastructure is built to last.”


Gretchen Whitmer Conveniently ‘Loses Connection’ When Asked Awkward Question About Hunter Biden

“Stay tuned and stay excited!” the governor concluded. “Hot infrastructure summer is here, and we’re just getting started.”

This paid political ad has been brought to you by the folks at the Kamala, Gavin and Pete Don’t Want To Get Passed Over 2024 Super PAC.

Christina Pushaw, best known for her work with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ team both in the state and in the 2024 presidential election, may have put it best.

“This is the purest distillation of cringe I’ve ever seen on this app — and that’s saying something,” she said.

Nor was she alone:

For those of you who have been insisting that Kamala Harris is playing out Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ role on “Veep” in real life, please do remember that no shortage of articles over the past few days have mentioned this woman as being an artful swap for Biden atop the Democratic ticket.

Cringier things, sadly, are out there and being mentioned as potential Democratic nominees.

Yes, Whitmer obviously has national ambitions, ambitions I hope she never realizes for obvious political reasons. However, those ambitions were four years in the future — and now, thanks to a cringeworthy debate, she’s being mentioned as a credible Democratic standard bearer without anyone really asking themselves whether she’d be cringeworthy herself without the years of preparation running for president involves.

Well, now you have your answer, thanks to #HotInfrastructureSummer. Next?

A Note from Our Deputy Managing Editor:


I heard a chilling comment the other day: “We don’t even know if an election will be held in 2024.” 


That wasn’t said by a conspiracy theorist or a doomsday prophet. No, former U.S. national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said that to the founder of The Western Journal, Floyd Brown.


Gen. Flynn’s warning means that the 2024 election is the most important election for every single living American. If we lose this one to the wealthy elites who hate us, hate God, and hate what America stands for, we can only assume that 248 years of American history and the values we hold dear to our hearts may soon vanish.


The end game is here, and as Benjamin Franklin said, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”


All of this means that without you, it’s over. We have the platform, the journalists, and the experience to fight back hard, but Big Tech is strangling us through advertising blacklists, shadow bans, and algorithms. Did you know that we’ve been blacklisted by 90% of advertisers? Without direct support from you, our readers, we can’t continue the fight.


Can we count on your support? It may not seem like much, but a Western Journal Membership can make all the difference in the world because when you support us directly, you cut Big Tech out of the picture. They lose control. 


A monthly Western Journal Membership costs less than one coffee and breakfast sandwich each month, and it gets you access to ALL of our content — news, commentary, and premium articles. You’ll experience a radically reduced number of ads, and most importantly you will be vitally supporting the fight for America’s soul in 2024.


We are literally counting on you because without our members, The Western Journal would cease to exist. Will you join us in the fight? 



Josh Manning

Deputy Managing Editor

The Western Journal


, , , , , , , , , , , ,

C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he’s written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.

C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he’s written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).


Morristown, New Jersey


Catholic University of America

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Topics of Expertise

American Politics, World Politics, Culture

Source link