Thursday, March 08, 2018

A Painter without red or blue

Richard Painter, former ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration and current U of M law professor, posted this tweet Wednesday morning.

Given he's been trolling Minnesota Senate candidates Karin Housley and Tina Smith (who is also the current interim senator), on Twitter, Painter was expected to announce that he is forming a third party bid to fill the final two years of Franken's former seat.

And that he did......kinda.

So for all the tough guy talk and bluster on social media, his announcement was essentially "I'm definitely a maybe for the Senate race."

Upon perusing his web site, I noticed this was one of the photos posted.

Sheesh, Mr. Painter is not even an official candidate yet he's already thieving intellectual property. 

Let's just hope he also has the penchant for Biden-esque verbal gaffes. It would make this crazy cycle that much more entertaining. 


1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

Didn't candidates formerly have policy positions? He can be against corruption until the cows come home, but if he doesn't have coherent policy positions that will work against corruption--that means it has to be deeper than "I hate Citizens United!"--he's only going to end up making it worse.

For my part, if a candidate doesn't support the right to life, including the right of citizens to keep and bear arms, he's a nonstarter.