If the Mayor of Providence is So Easily Confused About What He Has and Has Not Signed, Perhaps It’s Not Such a Good Idea to Send Him to Congress
support the Fair Elections Now Act …
Cicilline responded, “I’ve already done that.”
“You’ve already signed the pledge?” Segal said
“Yes,” Cicilline replied.
Oops, no, he didn’t.
Cicilline is not listed as one of the signatories online and an official with MoveOn.org confirmed he had not signed it. Campaign manager Eric Hyers said Cicilline has been referring to something else and backs even stricter campaign finance reform measures than MoveOn.org
But apparently Moveon.org is floating the only signable pledge for the Fair Elections Now Act. So why did the mayor say that he signed something when he didn’t?
One shudders at the possibilities.
Aide: Sir, the page is here to pick up the caucus resolution applauding both sides for the progress they made during Mid-East talks. Didn’t you say you signed it before you left?
DC: Yes, it’s on your desk.
Aide: (sound of papers rustling) The only thing here is the statement you signed in favor of designating a National Rutabaga Appreciation Month.
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Speaker P: David, what happened? I understood we had your support for the appropriation to draw down troops from Afghanistan.
DC: You did. I voted for it.
Speaker P: No, you voted for the resolution that all fire fighters on duty wear cat-in-the-hat top hats and matching spats in between runs. Dammit, David, now I’m going to miss a meeting to deal with the troublemakers trying to organize my vineyard.
Why put ourselves through this when it can be so easily averted?