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Steve Kornell’s new TV ad: ‘He has a great ass!’

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St. Petersburg City Council candidate Steve Kornell’s new television ad is up on YouTube and I gotta be honest, it’s very effective.
Not only does Kornell reference his endorsement from the St. Petersburg Times but Kornell was somehow able to convince the PBA to say that he has a “great ass.”Kornell’s ass could be the difference in a city-wide election. Up until this point, Kornell’s opponent, Angela Rouson, had all of the momentum going into the General Election — momentum she owed to the fact that she is just plain hot.

But now that Kornell has introduced the issue of how great his ass is, I can only imagine what Rouson will do to counter this charge, because she has a great ass as well. Voters just haven’t seen enough of it yet.

I was worried that this race was going to turn into a battle of stereotypes — the gay man versus the black woman, but Kornell’s bold message “I have a great ass!” changes everything.

The only drawback of paying so much attention to Kornell’s ass, is that it takes away from the rest of the commercial, especially the fact that Kornell won his district primary with “53% more of the vote.” With a city facing budget shortages, rising crime and a decision over what to do about the baseball stadium, nothing matters more than how much a candidate beat another in a district-wide primary.

I mean, UF beat Troy last night 56-6. That sure will help them in the national championship game, right?

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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