By now most of the country has become familiar with the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor and his fun loving group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The amount of money he’s dumped into gun grabbing efforts in multiple states has had the liberal media buzzing over all of the “good work” he’s been doing. Along with his partner in Boston, Thomas Menino, he’s become something of a legend. But next year both of them will be out of office, so who will be stepping up to take the lead? You may find some of the potential replacements far more entertaining.
When they depart, attention will likely focus on some of their less well-known members — and that could be a problem.
The latest of the legally challenged is Mayor Gordon Jenkins of Monticello, NY. Last week, he was arrested for driving under the influence and for literally punching a police department clock, which forced cops to handcuff him to a chair.
He’s not alone. Over in Spring Valley, Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested for accepting bribes from an FBI informant in April. In Marcus Hook, Pa., Mayor James Schiliro was arrested for reckless endangerment after firing a handgun inside his home during a drunken argument.
Down in Gainesville, Fla., Mayor Craig Lowe was charged with a DUI after being found asleep at the scene of a car accident. Meanwhile, other MAIG members from Hartford to Detroit have found themselves facing prosecutors over charges that include felony corruption, assault and attempted sex crimes with a child.
Bloomberg has done more than enough to get people upset with him over the years, but he at least had the good sense not to get arrested. Apparently some of the rest of his merry band can’t say the same. But another question comes in terms of the funding. MAIG has been free and easy with cash for massive advertising campaigns and support to sympathetic candidates. If Bloomberg is stepping aside, how much longer will he be funneling that sort of cash into a project which has produced little to no results in getting laws passed or anti-gun advocates elected. And without that sort of direct cash infusion, it doesn’t look like a very bright future for the group.
2014 will be full of many tests in districts across the United States. MAIG will have its own test to pass, and under new management the scores may not be impressive.