Alex Zablocki, Tea Party speaker and Republican candidate for public advocate, has not much chance of being elected, but he is an effective self-promoter and has demonstrated a great quickness to take offense. Zablocki posted a YouTube video, and someone commented, “What a jerk.” Zablocki’s troops tracked down the commenter, one jfkraus1, and found him to be Jeffrey Kraus, head of the Voter Assistance Commission, a city agency that promotes voting and voter registration and is supposed to be non-partisan. Kraus insists he called Zablocki a jerk because, the Daily News says, he was “patting himself on the back a little too much” in his video. Zablocki bitched — “beyond what I can even put into words,” he called the comment — and forced an apology.
We’re not sure which Zablocki video produced the outrage, but here’s one which has at this writing one commenter, BigEShellback86, who says “What a fucking JERK!” A preliminary investigation suggests that BigEShellback86 is the President of the League of Women Voters.