We're very pleased to announce today's person of the day: Moveon.org activist Lauren Valle. She's taking a lot of flack lately for staging an altercation with Rand Paul supporters outside right before Jack Conway and Paul's debate Monday night. But we here at People Liking People find it nothing short of genius.
Who supports Rand Paul for U.S. Senate? The teabaggers. And if there's one thing we can all say with certainty about the teabaggers, it's that they're all paranoid conspiracy theorists. They feel they're up against the machine and all forces are working against them. There's constant talk and worry of agent provocateurs, false flag operations, and party infiltration among them. So what better way to troll the hell out of them? Have someone show up disguised with a wig, claim to be from a republican organization that's obviously made up, start behaving erratically and begin charging towards their candidate to "give them an award". And that's exactly what Lauren Valle did and it the teabaggers took her bait hook line and sinker. With the story making the rounds all across the country with video of the incident and everyone thinking that Rand Paul supporters are batshit insane, I'm not sure we could have pulled it off this well if we tried. Everything just aligned perfectly.
According to the Louisville Courier Journal, "Lauren Valle of MoveOn.org approached Paul and tried to give him an "employee of the month award" from Republicorp...a fake business MoveOn created to symbolize what it says is the merger of the GOP and business interests controlling political speech."
Folks this is exactly what it means to be a real American Patriot (not the fake teabagger kind). You do whatever you have to do in politics, if that means disguising yourself and baiting the opposition, then you do it. Even if it means doing something illegal, it doesn't matter. You do what has to be done and you move on to the next task. A small crime today is nothing compared to the historic political implications of your heroic actions, and we encourage everyone out there to continue thinking up ideas like this to keep us moving forward. This stunt had the creative genius behind it but what made it work was Lauren Valle's flawless execution. We hope to continue seeing more work like this from Lauren and are looking forward to others finding inspiration from her and doing their part as well in their own ways.
If you've got any creative ideas for political stunts and would like to share them, feel free to make a comment or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we were all just a little bit more like Lauren Valle the world would be a much better place.