If you’re like me (and you’re reading this blog so, duh), you’re a big fan of Frederick County (MD) commissioner Kirby Delauter. Oh, ha ha ha, I can practically hear you saying “who the hell is Kirby Delauter?” right now, because you are obviously making a joke, and I really love the fact that you have a great sense of humor about your Kirby Delauter fixation. But seriously, who wouldn’t be a fan of Kirby Delauter?
Kirby Delauter, folks.
Anyway, it seems that Kirby Delauter is very upset that a reporter for the Frederick News-Post used Kirby Delauter’s name in a news article, in which she was talking about Kirby Delauter, without getting Kirby Delauter’s permission! The Cato Institute’s Walter Olson was first to bring Kirby Delauter’s anger to the wider Kirby Delauter fan base, and he flagged this Facebook exchange between the reporter and Kirby Delauter:
Obviously Kirby Delauter is taking this situation very seriously if Kirby Delauter is advising Ms. Rodgers to contact an Attorney! It’s not clear which of Ms. Rodgers’s articles has made Kirby Delauter so mad, but I think it might be this one. I think you’ll agree, the News-Post editorial board is having more fun than an editorial board should be allowed to have over Kirby Delauter’s temper tantrum.
Anyway, kudos to Kirby Delauter for attempting to assert a right that does not exist in an effort to keep Kirby Delauter’s name and likeness out of his local newspaper, an effort that has now gotten Kirby Delauter’s name and likeness into Talking Points Memo, Mediaite, Power Line (maybe the only time I’ll ever link there, so enjoy), Twitchy (this will be the only time I ever link there), and The Washington Post. Mission accomplished, Kirby Delauter!