"Me So Fiscally Responsible" just doesn't sound right -- but it may soon pepper our political landscape.
Infamous former 2 Live Crew hype man and successful Supreme Court appellant Luther Campbell says he will consider campaigning for Miami-Dade County Mayor if incumbent Carlos Avarez is recalled in an upcoming vote -- and if he does, he plans to turn his time in office into one big reality show.
"If Carlos Alvarez gets recalled," Campbell wrote in his Friday New Times column, "I will seriously think about running for Miami-Dade County mayor. And should I win, I would make everyday I am in office a reality show. Everyday, Miami-Dade residents will have transparency in the mayor's office.
"Cameras are going to capture when some lobbyist comes to see me to lobby me on some [stuff] they want approved. The cameras are going to be rolling when a commissioner meets with me when I want to talk about the things we need to build for this community. The voters are going to know who is full of [stuff] and who isn't if I am elected mayor."
A full-time reality show would certainly be a new (and expensive) twist in South Florida politics, but on the plus side, South Florida politics probably can't get any worse -- even if the biggest desk bears a plaque reading "Manned in the U.S.A."
One thing Campbell wouldn't take time to learn in a jump from party-hosting to policitcs is the art of the pot shot.
"With Rick Scott winning the governor's seat," he wrily obvserved, "I don't see how I could lose."