Meet Mindy Meyer. She’s running for the New York State Senate. Yes, really.
Mindy Meyer has dubbed herself “the first young woman in the history of New York to run for New York State Senate.” She’s definitely the first to do so with such a natural understanding of how to get noticed on the Internet: Meyer, an Orthodox Jewish 22-year-old from Brooklyn, caught viral fire today based on the flashy genius of her hot-pink campaign website, which sports the LMFAO-inspired slogan “I’m Senator and I Know It.” (She’s not. Yet.)
“I can tell you one thing, I have no experience in corruption,” Meyers declares on the site. “This is how politics has to change. There is always corruption, but I have the intention to follow my values and ensure that none of what happens in my district is corrupt.” But wait, there’s more.
Indeed, there is. Sure, everyone can goof on her, but ignored is who her opponent is. None other than the hard-hitting Kevin Parker, who famously went Baldwin on a photographer back in 2009.
Sen. Kevin Parker was indicted on multiple assault, harassment and criminal mischief charges today in connection with his May 8 attack on a New York Post photographer, Kings County DA Charles Hynes announced.
From the press release:
“The charges include Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, Menacing in the Third Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree. If convicted, Parker faces up to seven years in prison.
For all that, Parker was convicted on two misdemeanor counts and is still in office. How unjust our system is.
While awaiting trial Parker also flipped out in a race-based rant.
Hothead state Sen. Kevin Parker erupted again Tuesday, this time with a race-based rant that rattled even his supporters.
“He needs help,” said Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), an ally who witnessed the latest angry outbursts. “He lost control of himself.”
Parker exploded in anger at fellow Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Syracuse Republican, who was questioning a nominee to the New York Power Authority.
DeFrancisco, who is white, asked Mark O’Luck, who is black, about the nominee’s prior claim that without programs for minorities, whites and the affluent “would have access to nearly 100%” of government funding.
As DeFrancisco told O’Luck he can’t fault everyone who’s prospered, Parker began screaming that the GOPer was “out of order.”
“How dare you!” Parker shouted, at one point referring to “you racist people in here.”
“I’ve never seen a white appointee be treated like this, in such rude fashion!” the Brooklyn Democrat yelled.