Guess the party.
Yes, you guessed it: Schaeffer is a Democrat. He actually ran for state senate here, I think back in 2008. His opponent was incumbent Cathy Young, the epitome of a GOP-establishment politician. (He lost in a 4-1 landslide, as most of Young's typically token opponents do.)
I was so disgusted with Young that I actually voted for Schaeffer in that contest. If I had known he was a Pastafarian, I'd have just written my name in. Pastafarians are the worst kind of atheists: using a blatantly fake religion to ridicule others based on their beliefs.