This morning, Adriano Espaillat’s congressional campaign posted a videohighlighting their endorsement from Vincent Morgan, a former aide to Charlie Rangel, the incumbent they’re trying to oust. In the video, Morgan seems to make a slightly different pitch than the campaign generally has to this point, suggesting that voters are looking beyond “surface issues, like our race and socioeconomic standing.”
If there’s one major theme of Espaillat’s congressional campaign, it’s that his candidacy represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put a Dominican-American in Congress, an achievement that is overdue.
Also, try telling some other Espaillat supporters, like Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (who is an outspoken ally of the Occupy Wall Street movement) that voters are looking past socioeconomic issues this year.
But for [Joyce] Johnson, the whole correspondence was inappropriate, and that the gesture, rather than any particular wording Eaton used, was meant to chase away her supporters.
"When you get a call to say please confirm," Johnson explained, "there’s an implication in it that there are some consequences. Otherwise, why do it?"
A spokesman for Rangel declined to comment.
GOP Rep. Peter King of NY-3, is likely to be the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee when congress reconvenes in January. He’s addressed public safety issues big and small. Among the pieces of legislation he’s sponsored is a bill "To require mobile phones containing digital cameras to make a sound when a photograph is taken."
The sound digital cameras often make now are echoes of the old SLR cameras, when the shudder would literally lift up (then down, very quickly), allowing light to pass through the camera lens and directly hit a section of film in the camera.
What sound would you require digital cameras to make?