Luck of the Irish?
At least three of the candidates for Ronnie Strength’s throne as Richmond County sheriff wasted no time in working the crowds at downtown’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and the different ways in which they presented themselves to voters was striking, to say the least. Scott Peebles may or may not be the anointed one now that Freddie Sanders has thrown his hat in the ring, but he sure looked like one last Saturday. As the blazing sun shone down on his boyish face, nary a drop of sweat besmirched his brow or his perfectly pressed green button down. His supporters — cute, well groomed and enthusiastic — followed behind with signs held proudly aloft. And speaking of hats, get a load of Richard Roundtree. He may have been carrying a water bottle the entire time, but if that hat doesn’t say par-tay, we don’t know what does. The untucked shirt and the way he pointed to people in the crowd with an easy grin clearly did nothing to assuage those who think his devil may care attitude may not make him the best fit for the top cop position. And then there was John Ivey, who sat atop a convertible clad in his Masters Tournament best. Sure, he looks like a guy you’d like to hang out with on the golf course, but running the Sheriff’s Department? The jury’s still out on that one. You Might Also Like:
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