Funny how the daily comes out to support Donnie Smith and Ed Enoch for District 7 and 3 but not, say, District 1 or any of the others. Guess when you’re trying to get your contract approved for your TEE Center, you don’t want to do anything to draw any more ire out of any more black commissioners than you already have.
Well played, guys. Well played.
And to add insult to injury, the daily also made it seem as if Mary Davis had her first child when she was 17, which (gasp!) doesn’t really work for District 3 types. That’s just so District 1.
Early on, the word was Davis would be a Barbara Sims type commissioner, which is one of those pat on the head type of compliments. For Davis, it’s just not in the cards this time around, but we do think she has a future in politics, just when the commission grows up a bit.
Those on the inside lack the newfound confidence of many Augustans that a Richard Roundtree administration will play out like the fairytale currently floating around. While many seem to buy the idea that Tree will turn the reins over to Scott Peebles and the old administration, now aided by the addition of Lewis Blanchard, many doubt that Roundtree will be able to resist the pull of power. This is, after all, Richard Roundtree. Instead, the cards seem to read that, after a year or so, Peebles will be marginalized and the Sheriff’s Office will be firmly run by Roundtree and his own circle of confidantes.
Woody Merry is back. It had to happen. The Bradflys have been getting a little too much attention lately, so the former “activist” who famously got knocked on his ass at a Coliseum Authority meeting by current District 1 candidate Bill Fennoy is tackling Harrisburg. His first course of action was to recommend all citizenry take a self-defense class (lesson learned), something called the Harrisburg Hong Kong Phooey. If you are strolling around Harrisburg in your mid to late whatever that doesn’t end in “teen,” you better learn some self preservation skills and skedaddle.
The Donnie Smith Wild Wing Spring didn’t seem to attract much attention around town, but insiders are speculating the highhanded Mr. Smith didn’t earn any new voters with his tall tale of do-goodery. We were told Kenny Echols is holding his election night party at the Wing. At least someone has a sense of humor.
Is Marion back? An informal poll of sitting politicians thinks he has a long road ahead to get back in the chambers. If he does make a flourishing return, the dynamic between the bombastic Baptist and the learned Lockett will be one to watch. You Might Also Like:
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