This week’s Steve Some Self-Promotion Award

This week's Steve Some Self-Promotion Award goes to Steve Some. The GOP lobbyist somehow convinced a leading state newspaper to run an announcement of his reappointment to the 21-member U.S. Commission for the Preservaton of America's Heritage Abroad. Some told the newspaper that he has been "working with Lithuania and raised over $50,000 privately to build a new memorial at the Uzupis Jewish cemetery in Vilnius" and that Associate Justice Samuel Alito will swear him in on June 6. How important is Some's reappointment? A search of the commission website shows that Some is not even listed as a member and their press release page does not include any mention of his reappointment. Indeed, a search of "Steven Some" or "Steve Some" on the commission website fails to bring up a single hit. And the White House website viewed Some's reappointment with such little relevance that their extensive list of presidential nominations also did not include his name.

This week’s Steve Some Self-Promotion Award