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Oafishal Can’t Bully Newspaper

Kirby Delauter might need to rethink his strategy for keeping his name out of print. The Frederick County, Maryland, councilman's name was published Tuesday in newspapers, websites, news and opinion blogs and seemingly every corner of the Internet after he threatened to sue his local newspaper if it dared to publish his name without his permission. "Use my name again unauthorized and you'll be paying for an attorney," the Republican official told a Frederick News-Post reporter in a Facebook post. The paper responded by ridiculing his demand/Associated Press. More here.

Question: There's got to be a name for a politician who does something so incredibly stupid that he draws way more attention to himself/herself. I don't think "Streisand Effect" covers this goofball. Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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