Back from vacation, out of the loop and thown for a loop by this sign — blame it on gerrymandering.
Since the conventional wisdom is that Adam Schiff, the Pasadena area’s Democratic congressman, couldn’t lose his seat unless he were convicted of a major felony — just as in days of old, Carlos Moorhead, the longtime Republican, couldn’t lose the same seat — it’s hard to pay attention to who the GOP is putting up in the 29th District. Or, rather, who is putting her or himself up — the party wouldn’t put money toward a surefire losing cause.
Anyway, that’s why I thought this yard sign, which I took a picture of on my morning run today at Yocum and Parkview on the edge of the Arroyo, was some prank from Mr. Stephen Colbert, TV funny guy.
You know — just like Pat Paulsen used to run for president.
Turns out John Colbert is not joshing at all — he’s a real guy, not a funny guy, and he’s running from “the city of Altadena” — better check that incorporation status, John — against Schiff as a Rep.
Here’s some bio from his website:
“For the past 25 years, John P. Colbert has dedicated his life to serving his country and to improving the quality of life for Americans through his work, initiatives, technology and expertise.
“John was a leader of a company that specialized in putting the world’s worst criminals behind bars, including such notorious criminals as the BTK Killer and many well-known terrorists. He was the CEO of Guidance Software, Inc., which produced the materials, training and software that supported computer forensic investigations for civilian, government and law enforcement investigators. The key areas of investigative influence were counter-intelligence operations, anti-terrorism taskforces, child pornography prevention and corporate espionage and hacking attacks.”
So there you go.
Come to think of it, haven’t seen any Schiff signs in my neighborhood. Could be that this Colbert (Not That Colbert) for Congress deal is on a roll.
But if I see any Jon Stewart for Senate lawn signs, I’m gonna start believing in conspiracy theories.