The Blogster is thoroughly amused, and so late on a late-Monday afternoon, no less. He is reminded by a colleague, who was looking for an inane “isn’t this a nice parade” quote from Linda McMahon, the Republican neophyte running for U.S. Senate, during a recent Memorial Day parade, but was met by staff goons who kept him from the “candidate,” out of possible fear that she’d be caught mispronouncing the name of an obscure Balkan state, no doubt.
Such is the new Dick Blumenthal. Formerly laughably ubiquitous and always available for a quote, he is now in the bunker officially. Having just called his attorney general office, where he supposedly works for the people paying his six-figure salary, the Blogster was told to await a news release. Beautiful. Such high stakes, such official reticence. Who’s the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate? Some write-in candidate named Jeff Russell. Maybe he’d like to comment on the US Supreme Court decision today on the Chicago hand gun ban. Of course, it was Blumenthal, not Russell, who successfully argued the ban in state court and in the state Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the ban nearly 15 years ago.