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This post shamelessly uses Frederick County (Md.) Council Member Kirby Delauter's name without authorization [UPDATE: Added link to Delauter apology]


Kirby Delauter, a Frederick County (Maryland) Council Member threatens a local journalist (Bethany Rodgers) for … using his name without permission in a newspaper article. No, really:


Uh, Council Member: In our country, newspapers are actually allowed to write about elected officials (and others) without their permission. It's an avantgarde experiment, to be sure, but we've had some success with it.

Thanks to Walter Olson for the pointer.

UPDATE (Jan. 7, 2015): Here's a press release that contains an apology from Kirby Delauter, again passed along by Walter Olson.