Public Advocate Bill de Blasio isn’t ready to forget about the paid sick day legislation just yet.
“Wednesday, December 19th marks 1,000 days since New York’s Paid Sick Leave Bill was introduced into the City Council,” his government website declared today. “This landmark is no celebration.” However, to press their point beyond mere words, Mr. de Blasio’s office rolled out a creative new strategy: a series of “E-Cards” for New Yorkers to send to the Council, reminding them of how long the bill has been stalled. Needless to say, the cards in question are heavy in the use of pop culture references.
Many in the Republican Party encouraged Missouri Congressman Todd Akin to drop his bid for the state’s Senate seat following a firestorm over comments he made about “legitimate rape,” pregnancy and abortion in August, but at least two major GOP figures are still standing by Mr. Akin. This morning, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint issued a joint statement announcing their support for Mr. Akin’s bid to unseat Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.
“We support Todd Akin and hope freedom-loving Americans in Missouri and around the country will join us so we can save our country from fiscal collapse,” the statement said.