By ann summers (née Puffball Petrovsky)
There’s no such thing as a bad persecution for Ted Cruz. As much as one may try any publicity whether organized PR or not, it may have long-lasting intended and unintended consequences. Apparently the Rowan County (KY) Clerk was jailed and not fined because of the potential of crowdsourcing to pay a financial penalty for not doing her job. And like being plucked from so many Schwab’s Drugstore counters like Lana Turner, or John McCain’s 2008 “Hail Mary” choice of VP, makeovers and speaking engagements might result because of the curse of all PR is good PR. Will Kim Davis have her Lester Maddox Cain-raisin moment in the sun.
After the movie Borat made relentless fun of the nation of Kazakhstan, Hotels.com reported a 300% increase in requests for information about the country, and a wine described as “redolent of stinky socks” by a prominent website saw its sales increase by 5%.
Davis, who claims that she is acting “under God’s authority,” refuses to issue marriage licenses due to her opposition to marriage equality. Bunning ordered her to comply with the Constitution, regardless, and a federal appeals court and the Supreme Court both denied her requests for a stay of Bunning’s decision.
Faulkner has been at Fox News for a decade. She hosts the daytime show “Outnumbered” and anchors a Sunday evening newscast.
Her lawsuit says that in addition to sharing her name, the toy bears a physical resemblance to Faulkner’s traditional professional appearance, including its complexion, eye shape and eye makeup design.
The Harris Faulkner toy was introduced in 2014, according to the lawsuit, and was sold in a package as the pet hamster of a terrier named Benson Detwyler. Other toys in the popular line include animals named Pancakes Watkins, Puffball Petrovsky and Pepper Clark.