…with limp wristing.
In a press release titled Rep. Smiddy Splurges with State Mailer, Costs Illinois Taxpayers $10,000, The Woz castigates Smiddy for spending taxpayer $$$ on a mailer touting his glorious tenure as representative of the 71st. The Woz also criticizes Smiddy for voting for the $3K pay raise, which he donated, in part, to the Sterling YWCA.
Gentle readers, this breaks my heart because I know The Woz is more creative and intelligent than this press release would indicate. I know this from my Daily Woz posts where he routinely showed flashes of brilliance in his twitters (tweets? whatever).
This is why this press release is small beer:
1. As for the “pay raise” Smiddy is taking, according to QCOnline “[l]awmakers no longer could take unpaid furlough days because of legal advice based on a court ruling from last year.” So that this “pay raise” was basically forced by the courts.
2. As for the $10,000 mailer, gimme a freakin’ break. Schilling was excoriated for doing the very same thing, and indeed ALL incumbents use this as a way to “inform” their constituents while simultaneously touting how wonderful they are.
Come on Woz, you can do better than this and you are better than this.