Wonder what you would find if you frisked Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger (D)?
Answer: He might run for governor of Michigan.
The Detroit News reports:
Lightning rod Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger would become the instant frontrunner for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination should he jump into the race, political experts say, but they predict he will opt not to run.
Fieger said on Detroit talk radio Monday morning he will decide this week whether to run for governor. He did not return calls seeking comment.
Fieger is recognized from his many forays into the media spotlight, from defending assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian to his run for governor against incumbent Republican Gov. John Engler to his law firm’s television commercials.
Bill Ballenger, editor of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter, said Fieger “lost badly” (62 percent to 38 percent) against Engler and “he became a punch line in political circles” partly because of his outrageous comments.
Fieger would join a crowded field for governor with Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, House Speaker Andy Dillon of Redford Township and state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith of Salem Township in the race on the Democratic side.
But he raised doubt about his potential candidacy when he said this is likely to be a Republican year in Michigan.
Also working against Fieger could be difficulty collecting 15,000 valid signatures on a nominating petition by the May 11 deadline, DeWitt said.
“Last time he spent $5 million to $6 million of his own money.”
Odds look slim to none. Not only would Fieger have to collect the 15,000 signatures needed within two week, he would also have to campaign in an election year that is not favorable to Democrats. Part of him has to be thinking, “Man… I had to use $6 million of my own money back when liberal policies were somewhat popular. What would the damage be this time around?”
Hey! At least HBO is bringing the whole Dr. Kavorkian mess back up again, but I am sure they will probably portray the lunatic in a ‘heroic’ light. After all, HBO still allows the un-comedic Bill Maher to have a show.