The biggest story in the local news is the arrest of New York State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Council member Dan Halloran in a cockamamie plot to bribe GOP insiders in an effort to place the former Democrat Smith on the Republican mayoral ballot. Prior to Halloran's arrest, his greatest claim to fame was his conversion to a pagan religion rooted in Norse mythology and known as Theodism. In fact, Halloran rose to the leadership of his Asatru assembly.
Sadly, Halloran was tempted by the political Rheingold, thus ensuring that hilarious photoshops will haunt him for the rest of his life. Even more damaging is the scorn of his co-religionists, such as "Heathen Hank":
Some if us Theodsmen take our religion very seriously. Its the ones who play Ren Faire with our ways that are making a game if it. Oathbreaking has its consequences, as Halloran is surely learning now.
I imagine Heathen Hank is erecting a Nidstang as we speak.