Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Still We Speak

I will be making a campaign stop this Friday at about 6:00 p.m. at Union Square at the Still We Speak rally to save free speech and free assembly. Stop by if you're available.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

And Then There Were 4

The Democrats had their little dog-and-pony show yesterday. As expected, Siegel, Rasiej, Cabbagestalk, et al, were voted off the island. The incumbent Betsy "Queen Elizabeth" Gotbaum won with something like 48% of the vote.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the race--for any office--was Michael Brown finishing third in the Democratic primary for Public Advocate. He has been a complete non-entity. If he's raised any money, he kept it a secret from the CFB (not that there's anything wrong with that). He didn't even appear on Hardfire when the rest of us Public Advocate candidates debated. I doubt he was invited or that Gary Popkin was even aware of Brown's candidacy.

My own theory is that the Democrats confused him with former FEMA head Mike Brown and voted for him to protest the futility of the Public Advocate. Maybe those same folks will vote for me in November.

So now we are left with:
  • Betsy Gotbaum (Democrat)
  • Jay Golub (Conservative)
  • Bernie Goetz (Independent)
  • Jim Lesczynski (Libertarian)
Maybe I'll get the formidable anti-last-name-starting-with-G vote.

No Republican is on the ballot.

If anyone thinks this race is over, they're in for a big surprise. I promise we'll have some fun with this motley crew between now and November 8.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Nice Tee Shirt

Somebody is selling "Poker is not a crime" tee shirts on Craigs List. I don't know who it is, but I can't help but wonder if he or she was inspired by our No Poker, No Peace Tournament.

Honorable Mention

So the editorial in today's Sun starts off like they were almost considering endorsing me, or at least my platform:

"The office of Public Advocate is a position we'd have advocated abolishing--that is, until a dentist from Queens, Jay Golub, visited our offices..."
Then they go on to list all the nifty policies Golub advocates, never mind the fact that the office is powerless to act on any of them. The editorial concludes:

"Another candidate who visited the Sun's offices is the Libertarian Party's James Lesczynski. He is running on the platform of abolishing the office he refers to as 'New York City's equivalent of the queen of England.' He promised the Sun, 'if elected on the first day I would fire the staff, padlock the office, and refuse to take the salary.' He would then tell the City Council to 'return the money to the taxpayers.' We're sympathetic to Mr. Lesczynski's argument, but considering Dr. Golub's policies, we'd recommend giving the office one last chance."