Exaggerating one’s resume is common among politicians. Creating an alternate identity is not. And that is why Congressman-elect George Santos is malaka of the week.
George Santos was one of four New York State Republicans to turn a blue seat red. The New York state Democratic party is suffering from a Cuomo hangover. Personality cults rarely end well.
Santos was not just any candidate. He made himself a potential Congressional star via his biography. Unfortunately, none of it was true:
George Santos, whose election to Congress on Long Island last month helped Republicans clinch a narrow majority in the House of Representatives, built his candidacy on the notion that he was the “full embodiment of the American dream” and was running to safeguard it for others.
His campaign biography amplified his storybook journey: He is the son of Brazilian immigrants, and the first openly gay Republican to win a House seat as a non-incumbent. By his account, he catapulted himself from a New York City public college to become a “seasoned Wall Street financier and investor” with a family-owned real estate portfolio of 13 properties and an animal rescue charity that saved more than 2,500 dogs and cats.
But a New York Times review of public documents and court filings from the United States and Brazil, as well as various attempts to verify claims that Mr. Santos, 34, made on the campaign trail, calls into question key parts of the résumé that he sold to voters.
That was typical understatement from the Gray Lady. Jon Stewart used to talk about Bullshit Mountain. That phrase was never more meaningful that right now.
George Santos is the malaka’s malaka.
George Santos is the con man’s con man.
George Santos is the grifter’s grifter.
How big of a liar is George Santos? He’s as mendacious as the Kaiser of Chaos or the artist formerly known as Mayor 9/11. Rudy is featured in the featured image; not a picture that someone running in Long Island should want since it’s 2022, not 2002.
Josh Marshall has been digging into Malaka George’s claims on the key issue of money. There’s no evidence of the family fortune claimed by Santos who did something yesterday that no con man should do, PANIC:
One additional fact about this reinstatement filing Rep-Elect George Santos (R-NY?) filed today for his Florida-registered company. When he registered the company in May 2021 he listed a company called D&D International Investments as his registered agent in the state. When he refiled today he listed himself as the registered agent.
A corporation operating in a jurisdiction needs a registered agent so people and courts will have someone to go to to deliver summons, warrants, court filings, all manner of official stuff. You can either use a service which does this for a fee or you can list an individual. Under Florida law that individual must be a resident of Florida. So when Santos filed this form today he attested that he is in fact a resident of the state of Florida.
That’s in some tension with the fact that he was just elected as Representative for the 3rd District of New York. Some tension.
I thought he was a congressman from Lung Guyland, not a Florida Man. Is he hoping for help from Florida flim-flam artists D Duce Wannabe or the Kaiser of Chaos? Beats the hell outta me.
Malaka George claims that he loaned his campaign a cool $700K. From whence did the money come: was it one of these guys?
Two of them are fictional and soon to be former Brazilian president Bozo DBA Yair Bolsonaro is stranger than fiction; much like his countryman George Santos.
I originally planned to call this post, George Santos: Lung Guyland Bozo. I mentioned it to Dr. A, who replied with a quizzical look. Any post title that requires an explanation isn’t worth using. Oh well, what the hell.
Because of the razor thin margin held by House Republicans in the upcoming Congress, I have no idea what will happen with born again Floridian George Santos. The state NY GOP might throw him overboard but KMac needs every vote he can scrounge up. Stay tuned.
I just realized I haven’t named checked a well-known character who shares a first name with Santos. Here it is: we’ve gone from Curious George to Malaka George in the blink of an eye. And that is why George Santos is malaka of the week.
The last word goes to Foo Fighters: