Conservative or Liberal, Deist or Pagan, Jersey transplant or Lehigh Valley native, we're all in this mess together. Let's talk. Let us do no harm. Today's one-liner: "The shortest way to the distinguishing excellence of any writer is through his hostile critics." Richard LeGallienne
Friday, May 18, 2007
Joe Long for Northampton County Executive? Say it Ain't so, Joe!
He was on his way to a Finance Committee hearing, which he chairs, dressed pretty much like a farmer. Cigars, pens, papers and dollar bills fell out of his pants and shirt pockets. I'm pretty sure he violated our new dress code, but love his cool "Northampton County Sheriff" baseball hat. He picked up a bunch for $10 each, and tried to sell me one for $20. I turned him down, but they're much nicer than those IronPigs hats Bill White was bragging about.
Angle had just won his primary. He had no opponent, so you'd think he'd be cheerful. But he sounded a little depressed. He slumped in a chair, shaking his head. Suddenly, his eyes bulged and veins popped out of his head as he said this.
"You're not going to believe this. But if you heard this from the person who told me, you could take it to the bank." (Notice how he builds up interest, while not revealing his source).
"Joe Long is seriously thinking about running for county exec."
Me: "Get the hell out! Is he out of his mind?"
Ron (sadly shaking his head again): "It's true. Can you imagine what things would be like with him in charge?"