How good do I feel, True Believers? Good enough to post, one, this video of Stephen Colbert's body blow to Daft Punk for blowing off "The Colbert Report". Get up and dance, Alan Brody and Jason Booms!!!
And two, for posting Amanda Yeager's article about Senator Allan Kittleman raising funds for his County Executive campaign while the General Assembly session is on.
Of course, tearing Allan a new one makes no sense here. Because what he's doing is allowed under the law. And he's not just the only politico raising money during the session, as Ken Ulman is as well. Of course, the distinctions here are that Ulman is a local official running for state office, while Kittleman is a state-level elected official running for a local office.
On the other hand, Kittleman couldn't raise funds for his own re-election. So I guess, at this point, Allan better not change his mind, eh? But none of the current legislators could raise money during session for campaigns for legislative office. Yet, on the third hand, all the candidates for state legislative office can raise money freely for their campaigns.
Got all that? Yeah, kinda confusing and a pain in the butt.
This was a well-intended effort originally to even the playing field in raising campaign dollars and in giving challengers a chance to be successful. But now we see that this isn't a perfect solution, when put into practice.
What's the fix, Mr. Marshmallow? That's a good question. A total moratorium wouldn't work, I think. And you just can't have mob rules, either. Anyone got any ideas out there?
In the meantime, we all have to accept a less than optimal solution and let Allan, Ken, and everyone else out there to whom this applies do their thing.
The 13th is nothing! However, I am writing this on the 12th, which is National Curried Chicken Day! Surely this carries over.
Let's be careful out there.