All have fallen before the mighty power of Vince McMahon … at least, according to Vince McMahon.
The chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment tonight shot out an e-mailed response to Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s statement earlier in the day clarifying WWE fans can wear company paraphernalia to the polls on Election Day.
Vince’s wife, Linda McMahon, is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, running against Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
Democrat Bysiewicz’s office late last week indicated to The Hartford Courant that WWE is so closely associated with the McMahons, company gear should be treated as political and kept 75-feet away from polling places next Tuesday.
Vince McMahon, who Democrats allege has with Linda recently illegally transformed WWE into a wing of her campaign, today sued Bysiewicz.
Bysiewicz subsequently sought to clarify her office’s position, resulting in Vince issuing tonight’s e-mail with the typically brash headline, “WWE Makes Connecticut Secretary of State Back Down.”
Vince McMahon has also fought federal investigators, Congress and cable mogul Ted Turner and won, so it’s amusing to see him treat Bysiewicz like another head on the wall at WWE headquarters in Stamford.
Of course Vince, who in no way, shape or form is trying to use WWE to help Linda , began his victory e-mail with a shot at Blumenthal, arguing the attorney general should have immediately spoken out over the controversy last week.
Instead Blumenthal today recused himself from being involved in the WWE lawsuit as attorney general and his campaign in response to the lawsuit said: “People should be able to wear their WWE clothes to vote.”
Vince wrote: “The moment Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz issued an un-American, unconstitutional and discriminatory directive prohibiting voters from wearing WWE merchandise at the polls, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal should have immediately stepped in to enforce the law. As a result of the Attorney General’s inaction, I brought suit to enforce these basic, fundamental constitutional rights.”