Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Reform Super Powers

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Reform Man?

For those of you who have ever imagined Eliot Spitzer in tights with his underpants on the outside, check out the Common Cause blog for a truly amusing post.

Liam Arbetman points out that next Monday is both Reform NY Day and the return of Heroes to NBC, urging lawmakers to take more valiant and stouthearted positions on important reform issues.

He posits what powers a reform super hero might possess:
  • "Super Re-apportionment": the ability to draw compact, contiguous, AND competitive district lines.

  • "Freedom of Information"-vision: the ability to see through opaque layers of government bureaucracy to see what's really happening in the statehouse and with your tax dollars.

  • "Campaign Contribution Shrink-Ray": the ability to shrink campaign contribution limits and close loop-holes.
Wonk-tastic, but hilarious, nonetheless.

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