Another of my other favorites is the way some of them manage to make sure the world knows that it revolves around them. You know what I mean: the banners at public events large and small proclaiming the politician's undying support of and contributions to the event, as if we didn't know that it's our own tax dollars that the politician is taking credit for spending.
And of course there's the obligatory photo op, whether holding a baby, or a shovel at a ground-breaking for some business, or a sausage sandwich at the New York State Fair. Our capacity for seeing pics of politicians seems only exceeded by their appetite for being in the public eye.
Here's a great example of one of our local pols with his appetite on full display, at the Fair on opening day, which is traditionally Governor's Day.
That tall guy in the blue blazer in the middle of the picture? That's Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York. That short guy to the Gov's right is State Senator John DeFrancisco, who represents part of the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County in Albany.
It's really an unremarkable picture, fairly standard stuff. But again, it's Governor's Day at the Fair...
|photo from Sen. DeFrancisco's web site|
...so it makes perfect sense for the headline on the Senator's website to read "Senator DeFrancisco Kicks Off the Start of the 2012 Great New York State Fair" doesn't it?