I say ‘primary’ because the likely Republican candidate – Rev. Michel Faulkner – in NY-15 does not, to the best of my knowledge, has a DUI arrest and two rape accusations hanging over him. This would make him different from, say, Adam Clayton Powell IV, who is the likely primary challenger (H/T: Instapundit) to Rep. Charlie Rangel; and before anyone complains, it will readily be conceded that Powell was convicted of a lesser charge on the DUI situation. It will even be readily conceded that the then 41-year old Powell claimed that the two sexual encounters (one of which was with his 19-year old intern) were consensual, and that neither woman (including the one with his 19-year old intern) followed through with pressing rape charges.
Again, I readily concede this. Sure. Adam Powell IV only drives almost drunk and gets permission before he schtupps his barely-legal employees. No worries there, right?
Man, this primary’s looking up. We get either the soon-to-be-convicted thief of public money* or the guy who gets drunk and sleeps with interns to face off against the clergyman who’s been doing charity work ever since he stopped playing for the New York Jets. And before you say Rev. Faulkner doesn’t have a chance to win this district, let me remind you: neither did Joseph Cao down in LA-02. Or Charles Djou over in HI-01. Or… a lot of Republicans this November, it’s starting to look.