You get the feeling that possibly Democratic politicians are starting to get nervous about November: they’re starting to advertise anywhere that they can. Third Base Politics has the saga of Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15), who put up a big honking sign at her HQ, then had to bring it back down for a zoning violation. Kilroy, of course, is the Congresswoman currently trying to lie about being an anti-TARP warrior; I’m noting this latest mistake by her campaign for three reasons.
- It reminds me of the saga of Alan Grayson (D, FL-08), who has likewise gone the route of the Really, Really Visible Sign in order to hide a deep-seated insecurity about the rapidly-approaching November elections (Cook rates both seats as Toss-Ups).
- There’s something deeply entertaining about watching advocates of more and bigger government get caught in red tape and onerous regulations (it’s always onerous when it happens to you).
- Ironically, it’s not like big signs will even help. The problem isn’t lack of name recognition; the problem is too much recognition of the ‘D’ after their names.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.