But TMRO’s coverage of OKC mayoral candidate Ed Shadid’s campaign kickoff was breathlessly cantankerous. In a post attributed to “staff,” a story several weeks ago noted how “details have emerged from Shadid’s rally that depict perhaps the most left-of-center political event in Oklahoma City mayoral history and portend an interesting campaign ahead.”
Sounds like subversive shenanigans ahead, right? Perhaps a NAMBLA choir performing the catalog of Lil Wayne? An Anthony Weiner from-the-waist-down lookalike contest?
Nothing quite so madcap. “According to one attendee, many of the participants wore shirts that indicated they were members of the AFL- CIO or other city employment unions,” reported the blog. “Others spotted included local Hispanic activists, Muslim activists and gay activists.”
One attendee even appeared to be wearing a T-shirt identifying himself as … undocumented.
Performers included a mime, a mariachi band and a “performance poet,” presumably written by someone who was doing air quotes. Heavens to Betsy! What’s next? Menfolk leaving home without their hats?