Anyone but Gallagher

Long story by advertising reporter Stuart Elliott in the New York Times Business section today on Lester Terry Tate Speight, the lone joke recall candidate who was literally put up to it by his ad agency. He's the football player who shills for Reebok on TV. Says the agency:

"We're playing with it. We're already planning his withdrawal."

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
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LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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