It's been a busy couple of days over here at the Secret Underground Libertarian Command Center (LCC) as we scramble to get ready for the impending special election for replacing Senator David Adelman after the congress approves him for the Ambassador to Singapore gig. While we were doing background on State Senate District 42, the peculiar nature of special elections in Georgia and the possibility that this special election might feature a democrat, a republican, a Libertarian and even a Green Party candidate, we stumbled across this reference as to how Dave got picked for that sweet gig in Singapore.
From the fine folks over at The BLT: The blog of Legal Times:
"He bundled between $100,000 and $200,000 for Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. "
If you want to read the whole post, click on the title of this post and you'll be magically transported to the article.
Pretty simple really, scrounge up 100-200K for your favorite Presidential candidate and voila! You get to live in the big house in Singapore, ride around in the Ambassador's Limo and meet all kinds of groovy Singaporeans. Just be sure not to spit on the sidewalks or it's 40 lashes. So that's the story on how David Adelman got to be the Ambassador.
But that's not the focus at the moment. The focus right now is how long is it gonna take the crew in congress to give him his chops and put him on a plane to his new job? And how long after that will it take Sec State Karen Handle to announce the qualifying period for the resultant special election to replace him? And how crowded will the field be? The scorecard right now has Jason Carter nosing around for the job, Mr. Altaf Galeyev might take another shot at this as he did run against Adelman in the last election, The Libertarian Party is firmly committed to fielding a candidate due to not having to petition and now it seems that the Greens might want to play as well. What next? The Constitution Party!
All we can say is the more the merrier! Really, anyone with $400 in their pocket can play and any of you out there with that kind of loose cash ought to. Imagine a special election with 80 or 90 candidates on the ballot. What a freakin' circus!
Well, it's time to get back to work on the mobile modular 21 foot tall Statue of Liberty for the Decatur Campaign, finish wiring up the sound trucks and start printing yard signs and Posters for a breakneck three week campaign!
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More to follow from your friendly neighborhood Libertarian Community Organizer!