Saturday morning everything was derailed.
I had barely skimmed the entire paper on Saturday morning, opting to head straight for the "Letters to the Editor" as I usually do. The wife alerted me to something I missed, on the front page of the Virginia section.
GOP will sit out Roanoke elections.
Now, thankfully I have very large very sturdy coffee cups, as I slammed the one in my hand down on the table in disgust and shock.
Not one person to run for ANY of the open seats, including that of Harris. Disgraceful.
To me, this means all these guys, and these guys, are failures and directly to blame.
If ever you needed a better reason to gain candidates and stir up the pot of dissent against the current administration - you couldn't find one than the current state of the City.
Well, once again - we, the people, have been failed by our "leaders." Now our only hope is some decent, sane and strong independents to guide us. March 4th is the deadline for that, so let's get busy folks - and don't forget - the election board has to count write-in votes too.
The Burcham-crats, or Harris-crats, or Piece-o-Crats have the upper hand for now. But they also have all the baggage and damage control. They can, and for the good of the city, must be replaced.
Or do I need to go from door to door with a lantern looking for that one semi-honest, pissed off man to run.
And before I get the obvious comment of "why don't you run" - who says I am not?
I have made no declarations as of yet.
But shame on the Republicans... pitiful.