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Cameo: The Lamar!-ing of Charles Schumer

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Those who want proof that big money hasn’t completely overtaken American politics need look no further than our own Congressman Schumer. With a war chest almost four times the size of his two competitors’ combined, he has purchased a secure spot in last place. News that he’d taken the pro forma step of “launching” his eternal Senate campaign last week barely made the papers, buried between Loehmann’s ads and wire-service copy. One of the most ferocious media hounds D.C. has ever seen, he was reduced to casting himself as a humble, hardworking servant of the people. “This is not a face made for television,” he said, looking right into the cameras. “I am not a glamorous guy.” What’s next, buffalo-plaid shirts for all his supporters? Try luring the MTV awards back to town, Chuck. That ought to phatten up your image.


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