Candidates do goofy things to get noticed.
Take state Senate contender Jason Welch, for example, who's going to spend the next couple of Saturdays wearing one of those silly plastic glasses and nose things and holding a sign touting a website named www.whoosjasonwelch.com.
Believe it or not, a bunch of family, friends and Republicans are going to lend him a hand.
"We'll have lots of fun," Welch promised the GOP town committee the other day.
He said it was time "to liven up" the 31st District campaign while simultaneously building name recognition, a key piece of politics.
Personally, I can think of better ways to have fun, but doing odd things is probably a job requirement for setting foot in the state Senate so we can forgive Welch for a little silliness.
As he said, it's better than talking about "the parade of horribles" that's going on in Hartford these days.
Anyway, if you see a guy in funny plastic glasses by the side of the road, it's probably just Welch. Wave to him as you blow past him on the way to something better.
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