Skip to comments.Harold Ford Superstar: U.S. Senate wannabe's tour rider
Posted on 02/09/2010 10:13:26 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Like Jay-Z and Lady Gaga, Harold Ford, Jr. has a tour rider.
The former Tennessee congressman, who is now trying to carpetbag his way to a Senate seat in New York, banks about $20,000 when he gives speeches booked by the Greater Talent Network agency.
According to the below contract for an appearance Wednesday at a Missouri college, Ford demands that when his limo driver picks him up, the chauffeur must be carrying a sign reading "H.F.." Presumably, if the Democrat's name was spelled out, hordes of fans/groupies would be alerted to his impending arrival and swarm him (something that has bedeviled the Jonas Brothers).
On the security front, if he is appearing before a packed house, Ford, 39, needs an "alternate entrance & exit at the venue," to, again, apparently avoid the crush of devotees.
While the hospitality section of Ford's rider does not address his backstage preference when it comes to M&Ms, it does note that an allergy keeps shellfish off Ford's menu.
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H.F. is a corrupt Democrat, but his rider is remarkable only because it makes absolutely no unrerasonable requests.
He just want’s his initials used on a sign for when he is picked up and that he’s allergic to shellfish.
It’s actually the opposite. There wouldn’t be any big crowds even if people know the who/where/when, in fact if people knew they would flee and that would guarantee embarrassment the absence of adoring throngs. So he needs a subterfuge to explain the absence of crowds, hence, the secret back escape door, or - this is really clever (who thought this up?) - the limo sign saying “HF” instead of “Harold Ford”. (”Well of course there were no crowds there, I snuck out a secret back entrance to a limo inconspicuously yet cleverly marked as HF)
Kidding aside, I would love to see Harry Ford jump into the fray. If he’s in, then Cuomo takes on Patterson. With a Ford-Cuomo alliance taking on Schumer’s Patterson-Gillibrand minions, Schmuck will have as many as 5 campaigns to finance - 2 primaries (Gillibrand and Patterson) and up to 3 elections (Gov and 2 Senators). That will drain his war chest pretty quick, especially in a big expensive state like NY. If there is a nasty internecine feud in NY-Dumland, I can see a Pataki or maybe even Giuliani jumping in, maybe even Kudlow. This could be a very interesting year in NY politics, and a NY Senate seat is not out of the question for the GOP.
Mind you, Harold Ford says really stupid things, like the kind of things that should disqualify and expel him as a candidate, almost like he is being forced to run against his will and is trying to sabotage his own campaign. Was he this stupid in Tennessee?
FYI - Rudy’s already pretty much ruled himself out against Schumer. Says he has too many ‘private obligations’.
Well NY voted for Hillary...saying (doing) stupid things must not disqualify you
NY is ripe for a two-fer. All the stars could align to allow the pubbies to pick up both seats. NY is dem-controlled, corrupt, economic basket case, the demholes are on the defensive big time all over the country. The Obamunists are at war with Wall Street. Wall Street funds NY State. Gillebrand is a major loser and people are tiring of upChuck-the-schmuck Schumer. Either Kudlow or Guiliani could knock off Schumer, any hallf way decent R could knock off Gillebrand. But the NYS party is a joke (see: Scozzafava, Dede).
How about a sign that reads
"Harold ... CALL ME!!!"
“FYI - Rudys already pretty much ruled himself out against Schumer. Says he has too many private obligations.”
I am aware he has said “no”. However, many prospective GOP candidates have changed their minds from “no” to “yes” since January 19. Rudy is allowed to change his mind as well. Not saying he will change his mind, but if he did he would probably win, and to many, probable victory is worth changing one’s mind for.
Yet another phony two-bit politician...certain to be elected in New Yawk. They deserve each other.
HF, eh? That’s hydrofluoric acid. The most caustic substance on earth.
I do not want another carpetbagger to be my rep, esp. a dem!
no, we do not deserve it. many of us are conservatives and trying to get the pubbie party to recognize that.
thanks Behind Liberal Lines