Peter King, one of exactly two Republican congressmen from the state of New York remaining after Obama stole GOP Rep. John McHugh for army secretary, must defend his Long Island seat — not just from whatever contender in 2010, and the big increase in Democratic voters, and the dying-off Republican voters, but from the Dems’ crafty plans to screw him with redistricting in 2012.
So, he was forced to make this terrible half-ass so-not-into-it YouTube spot (total budget: whatever a draft costs at happy hour) inviting his supporters to a $50-per-head fundraiser at this bar. Hey there’s gonna to be some buffet stuff, you can have some chicken wings or potato skins or whatever to soak up the beer. Help out, right, ’cause Newsday, christ, they’re trying to fuck Pete King and Pete King fights for YOU, right? Fuckin’ Newsday.
Asked if he’s really worried about redistricting, the 65-year-old King said, “It’s three years from now. I don’t know if I’ll even be alive.”
That’s the spirit. [The Awl]