1. Actor to Play Politician–Again.
This should be fun. Lee Murphy, absent from the Delaware political scene for far too long, has resurfaced. He’s moved out of Wilmington, he now lives in the Penny Hill area, and he’s challenging incumbent D Debra Heffernan in the 6th RD. Republican Murphy provided comedic relief in two runs against Harris McDowell back in the early aughts. He was perhaps best known for hanging around Trolley Square. He has since tried to eke out a living as an ac-tor. And, as a model, hand model (no mention of what was in his hand, but, I digress), and numbers among his ‘special skills‘: ‘All Sports’ and ‘Driving Stick Shift’. Here’s one resume you’ve just got to see. (Memo to Lee: You just might want to align the stage roles you’ve portrayed with the shows that you appeared in. You’re welcome.)
But, folks, we’ve only scratched the surface of this man’s oeuvre. I beg you, beg you, to check out his on-camera work from his very own website. You owe it to yourself to scope out his talents. Please click on everything you possibly can. You. Will. Thank. Me. For eight years, we had (a real) actor playing the president. Murphy is skilled at playing a losing candidate for office, perhaps, in fact, his greatest skill, and he will once again play his part to comedic perfection in 2014.
2. I Don’t Think Tom Wagner’s Running.
No inside info although he hasn’t yet filed. But I went to his campaign site, and it doesn’t look like it’s been updated in years. Don’t believe me? Click on ‘In the News’. Latest update? 2009. Click on the photos. Latest update? 2009. I kid you not. The site’s highlight is a photo of a seemingly disinterested Wagner ‘being briefed on a recent special investigation’. There is no one else in the picture. Perhaps the Robo-Auditor provided the briefing. As to his future plans? I believe that his old pal Dick Cathcart has an underwater fort with Wagner’s name on it. Well, the name’s DuPont, but I hear that they’re exiting the underwater fort business. Oh, almost forgot, for those of you new to the site and/or unaware of who or what Tom Wagner is, he is our State Auditor. He does nothing.
Disappointing State Rep. Stephanie Bolden (D-2nd RD); Libertarian Gordon Gene Smith (30th RD). BTW, probably means nothing, but you will recall that, at one time, State Rep. Bobby Outten (R-30th RD) had apparently identified D candidate Jonathan Gallo as his likely successor back when Gallo was a registered R. Outten has not yet filed. Probably means nothing, but that’s all I got.
What’d I miss?