‘Senator Cash’ Campaigns at Comic-Con

Posted July 21, 2013 at 6:22pm

SAN DIEGO — A faux politician, displaying the savvy of Willie Sutton and showmanship of P.T. Barnum, this weekend threw a little cold water in the faces of the sea of humanity gleefully floating around Comic-Con.

The theatrically inclined protestor — in reality a fed-up 99 percenter — adopted the graft-friendly persona to lobby in support of the electorate-splitting Keystone XL pipeline.

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)
(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)
(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)
(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

The veteran rabblerouser even papered passersby with buck-shaped leaflets bearing revelatory quotes from real-life Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., and former Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, about the congressional need to continually fill campaign coffers.