In the movie "The Jerk", Steve Martin's character gets excited over getting listed in the phone book, proclaiming "This is the kind of spontaneous publicity - your name in print - that makes people. I'm in print! Things are going to start happening to me now."
Likewise, we're sure that getting his name listed in a web story as one of the twenty worst candidates in 2012 will mark a major turning point in the career of Ted Vick, a Chesterfield County Democratic legislator:
10. State Rep. Ted VickSouth Carolina House“As a trained minister of the Gospel, Ted is a strong believer in traditional Southern family values,” announced Vick’s website earlier this year when he was running for a seat in the House of Representatives. Then he was arrested for drunken driving — in the company of a 21-year-old female college student he’d just picked up at a bar. Still, that really was a pistol in his pocket, and he neglected to mention to the cops that he was packing heat. So the indefatigable Vick is back to spreading his peculiar brand of family values on the local level, as he fights to keep his state Senate seat. Fresh allegations of illegal campaign contributions suggest that he has his work cut out for him.
We're sure Vick's constituents are proud of how he is putting them on the national radar screen. Whether it's pocketing farm subsidy money while living well, taking payments from a Solicitor after giving money to his campaign, or taking money in excess of legal campaign contribution limits, he's a busy kind of guy!