Well now you have. You can die in peace.
Candidate Mindy Meyer — slogan “I’m Senator and I Know It,” in diamond bedazzling — running for New York State Senate on both the Republican and Conservative Party lines is a former judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Rivera in the Kings County Supreme Court and currently attends the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, New York. If elected though, she pledges to transfer to Albany to continue her studies. Fair enough. It’s not like the New York legislature does enough work to interfere with a full-time law school credit load.
Her main page cycles through lessons in “Photoshop Don’ts” where an out of focus candidate is superimposed over the American flag and U.S. Capitol. At least her hot pink blazer matches the site’s color scheme.
The “Diva of the District” (written in leopard print because…why not?) outlines her policy stances, which comprise 4 pressing issues facing her district. First, she’s against Stop and Frisk, not exactly a popular move within Republican circles. Maybe Mindy Meyer is the sort of courageous “Maverick” that New York Republicans need? Think “Sarah Palin” but from New York. Uh oh.
She also supports an end to the “Hunger Games” which is laudable because I think President Snow is totally out of control too. Meyer is actually talking about reinstating jobs programs for her district, but lest you forgive her for using a simple, fleeting analogy to illustrate a broader point, she matches this with a picture of herself with a novelty bow and arrow and a Katniss braid. But does she know that plastic bow and arrow were made in CHINA?!? Outsourcer!
In all seriousness, it takes a lot of courage to run for office and I’m not entirely sure Meyer is any less qualified than the rest of the illustrious legislators in Albany based simply on her platform. That said, to the extent running a political campaign has anything to do with ethos, Meyer’s website is an automatic disqualification.
Perhaps her campaign itself displays a more sober tone becoming the seriousness of the office.
“To be honest with you, the reason why I initially wanted to attend law school is because I’d watched Legally Blonde and saw Elle Woods,” Meyer said. Eleven years ago, when the film was released, Meyer was about 10 or 11 years old.
“She showed me you could go to Harvard and make it sophisticated. Pink is my favorite color, so that’s technically my inspiration, everything pink,” she said.
Well, since I started this article Meyer’s campaign website has been plastered all over the web. They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. For Mindy Meyer’s political future, she should hope that’s true.
Natasha Lydon contributed to this post