I always liked that phrase. That's how my son used to explain his problems when he was little.
Yesterday, Ron Angle had a bad day. He went to an Upper Mount Bethel zoning hearing over the controversial Marshfield Village, fully expecting it would be postponed. Not only did the hearings continue, but Ron was actually booed on his way back to his seat. That's Ron. Damn the torpedos!
To make matters worse, those hearings made Angle so late he ended up missing last night's LWV debate. Opponent John Maher seized on the opportunity to trash him. I did, too. When I spoke to Ron late last night, I yelled at him for missing the debate.
"I had a bad day. It was a judgment call. I guess I screwed up."
That was yesterday.
Today, Ron is having a most excellent day, thanks to the Morning Call editorial board.
Re-elect Republican Ron Angle. Mr. Angle has almost 30 years in local and county elective offices and over that time his style has changed. He is less personally combative than he once was; more likely to go to court than to stage publicity stunts to make his points. Meanwhile, he is one of the smartest elected officials in the Lehigh Valley, especially when it comes to financial matters. That is key in recommending him over Democrat John F. Maher, himself retired from a banking career. Mr. Maher is not as conversant with county issues as is Mr. Angle and he has disappointingly allowed his campaign to be dragged into the gutter by Democratic Party-sponsored mailings and "robocalls."