I don’t think New York Magazine’s epithet for Alabama’s Latest Shame is quite specific enough, because who north of the Mason-Dixon line knows which is the “Cotton State”? But they absolutely have found the best Getty photo of Shelby Steal, so you should give them the click and go admire it for yourselves.
Ezra Klein’s ransom note is pretty good, too.
Other potential labels from our brilliant BJ commentariat:
Senator Crimson Bribe
Sen. French Connection
The Alabama Extortionist
Senator Squeegee Man
The ‘Bama Blackmailer
The ‘Bama Scammer
Sen. “Roll Bribe!”
Shelby the French Privateer
Sen. Shelby (R-Toyota / Airbus)
And finally: “… has ‘traitor’ been taken?”
Choose a favorite below, or add your own!